Food, Agriculture, and Rural Studies

A Section of the Latin American Studies Association


The general goals of the Rural Studies Section are to facilitate interdisciplinary and international communication and cooperation among scholars and practitioners whose work relates to any dimension of rural studies, past or present, theoretical or applied. Issues addressed include, but are not be limited to, social structure, politics, economics, geography, the environment, culture, religion, the arts, and development. In addition to sponsoring panels, sessions, or roundtables at LASA congresses, the Section pursues other methods of facilitating communications such as an electronic newsletter, an e-mail list, and a web site. The Section makes a concerted effort to foster collaboration between experts from Latin America and other regions of the world.