The agrifood economy, globalization, economic development, and the environment (19th to 21st centuries)

This group’s general objective is to analyze the evolution (on several scales) of agrifood markets and primary goods during the two great waves of globalization in the 19th and 20th centuries. We aim to gain a better overview allowing us to explain changes in production and interchange of agrifood products and primary goods, along with their consequences on several complementary levels. To achieve this, we analyze the process of integration into markets and the transformations occurring in the area of production. Moreover, we investigate the impact and consequences of that integration and transformation of production on the well-being of societies (particularly rural areas), while also observing the concomitant implications for the environment. Our range of study is carried out on several scales: Aragon, Spain, Europe, and the world. 

What do we do?
  • ​Food chains: production, productivity, and distribution​
  • International agrifood markets​
  • Globalization, food consumption, and standards of living​
  • Population, gender, migratory movements, and labor markets​
  • Impacts on the environment and on natural resources
Main projects, patents, etc.
  1. PLEC2021-008041. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. “Spanish Demographic Dynamics Assessment Model,” (2021-2024)​
  2. SOE3/P2/F0917 Interreg-Sudoe (FEDER, Unión Europea) “VIN/Wine, Innovation and International Competitiveness” Programa de Cooperación Interreg V-B Europa Suroccidental (2019-2023)​
  3. PID2022-138886NB-I00. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. “New views on the rural world during the two phases of globalization (19th to 21st centuries): economic development, population, gender, and the environment” (2022-2026)​
  4. PID2021-123220NB-I00. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. “Economic development and environmental impact in Spain (19th and 20th centuries): institutions, trade, and natural resources” (DESIMPACTA) (2021-2025)
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