The 6th International Conference on Agroindustrial Heritage will be held in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, from October 9 to 12, 2018. In this edition the meeting will address the theme of community participation and sustainable projects as a tool for the rescue and the conservation of agro-industrial heritage.
The agroindustrial heritage has its origins in the rural area, inserted in small communities, and rarely in the urban area.
On this occasion we wish to promote a critical look at these origins and the development of the communities that have hosted various manifestations of this heritage, taking into account that on many occasions it has been precisely the development of an agroindustrial activity that has given rise to the establishment of human settlements and creation of towns and cities with that vocation. This frequently happens with the establishment of stations, workshops and other railway sets along the road.
Over time, the communities where a productive activity has been developed have been transformed, evolved and sometimes disappeared at the end of the industrial process. But in other cases the agro-industrial activity on a small scale has remained in force in the family nuclei coexisting alongside larger industrial complexes, allowing the survival and permanence of the communities.
Recently this activity has been revalued attracting tourism and cultural projects.