Publications & Outputs

STRINGS project in the podcast Ciência com Impacto (Science with Impact)

Elisabete Figueiredo, Sociologist, and PI of the STRINGS project, talking about her research work on rural territories and on the relevance rural provenance food may have to the dynamization of the fragile rural economies.

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STRINGS project in the podcast Ciência com Impacto (Science with Impact)

Elisabete Figueiredo, Sociologist, and PI of the STRINGS project, talking about her research work on rural territories and on the relevance rural provenance food may have to the dynamization of the fragile rural economies. 

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Forte, T. and Figueiredo, E. (2020) Rural images and meanings: how is the promotion of traditional local foods in gourmet specialty stores conveying rural culture and territories

presented at the CENTER conference - Communities and Networks for Territorial Innovation, Aveiro, University of Aveiro, 23-25 November 2020. 

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STRINGS project featured again at the blog of the Research Group on Environment, Territory and Society of the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon.

Blog post was written (only in Portuguese) by Alexandre Silva Elisabete Figueiredo and Mónica Truninger, STRINGS' team members. The post highlights the main aims and methodological structure of the project as well as some of the results already achieved.

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STRINGS project featured at the blog of the Research Group on Environment, Territory and Society of the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. 

Blog post was written (only in Portuguese) by Mónica Truninger, Elisabete Figueiredo and Alexandre Silva, STRINGS' team members. The post highlights the main aims and methodological structure of the project as well as some of the results already achieved.

Click on the image to read. 


Figueiredo, E., Forte, T. and Silva, A. (2020). Provenance Matters? Construction of Portuguese rural provenance food as gourmand by urban specialty stores

Paper presented at the ATLAS SIG meeting Gastronomy and Tourism The dynamics of construction of gourmand tourist destinations in the world, Angers, France, 12-15 February, 2020


Figueiredo, E. (2021). Rural Provenance Food as Cultural Heritage - a way of promoting rural attractiveness and development?

Book Chapter In: Oliveira, L.; Amaro, A. and Melro, A. (Eds). Handbook of Research on Cultural Heritage and Its Impact on Territory Innovation and Development , Hershey, IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6701-2.ch007

Silva, A.; Truninger, M.; Figueiredo, E. and Forte, T. (2019). A venda de produtos agroalimentares de origem rural em contexto urbano: caracterização do retalho especializado em Aveiro, Lisboa e Porto

Paper presented at the VIII Congresso de Estudos Rurais - Paisagens Culturais: Heranças e desafios no Território, Ponte de Lima and Sistelo, 5-7 December 2019

Andrade, Ana F. L. (2019) Avaliação da Metodologia de projetos de intervenção na área da produção agroalimentar e desenvolvimento local. 

Master Thesis developed within STRINGS. Defended on December 2, 2019.  


Figueiredo, E.; Eusébio, C. & Correia, J. (2019) «Food and Tourism: a systematic literature review»

Paper presented at the 26th APDR Congress - Evidence-based Territorial Policymaking: formulation, implementation and evaluation of policy, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 4-5 July, 2019. 

Figueiredo, E. (2019) «Selling the Rural in Urban Specialty Stores: Establishing new liaisons between town and country through the sale of rural provenance food products in Portugal»

Paper presented at the Working Group 26 - Provenance foods as a pathway for sustainable rural transition at the XXVIII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress - Rural futures in a complex world, Trondheim, Norway. June 25 - 28, 2019

Figueiredo, E. (2019) «The 'terroir' in the City: promotion of rural food products in urban 'gourmet' stores - examples form Paris and Lisbon»

Paper presented at the Atlas Gastronomy and Tourism Research Group Meeting 2019 - Gastronomy and Tourism: Reflections on local food consumption in urban and rural areas, University of Évora, Portugal, 20-23 February 2019

Figueiredo, E. (2018) «(Rural) Local Food promotion and commercialization in urban contexts - What consequences to sustainable rural development? Reflections from a Portuguese Research Project»


Invited Talk to the ESRS Autumn School - Social Innovation in and for Sustainable Food Provision, Baltic Studies Centre, Riga, Lativa, 5-9 2018.