Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
New university-society relationships for rational consumption and solidarity: actions from the Food Banks-UPM Chair

Research Areas
  • Citizenship and education,
  • Higher education and university education

In industrialized counrries and in developed societies there is a contradiction on food surpluses and the existcncc of poverty pockets and marginalization.1n these societies, though there are indications that awaken the spirit of solidarity, it is necessary to spread human and cultural values to become aware of the social, environmental and economic consequences of food consumption. Consumption is a collective behaviour and, therefore, consumer protection means defending rhe whole society. Universities have great potential for articulation relationships with both the civil society and the economic sectors in order to address socíety's major problems by creatingvalues in youngpeople that rcsult in an improvement in people's lives. The aim of this paper is to show a new form of relationship between universities and civil society, to contribute jointly to some of the most serious challenges mankind has to face: hunger and malnutrition. lhe relationship takes the form of University Food Banks-UPM Chair as a means to establish a Iong-rerrn strategic parrnership, in order to carry out training, research and knowledge transfer in areas of cornmon interest. Atter two years of joint activities, the performed projects highlight the importance of these new relationships, which sit as a novel way to generate a humble mind and rational consumption.
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Book title
Envisioning a future without food waste and food poverty. Societal challenges
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Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal