Horta de València, the Metropolitan Territory Chair gives visibility to the women who manage the new agricultural business models


The Faculty of Geography hosts on Wednesday 27th the round table ‘Visible/Invisible women of the Horta de València’, an initiative launched by the recently created horta de València, The Metropolitan Territory Chair. At the ceremony, which starts at 12.30 p.m. at the Sala Palminero, the evolution of the women’s role in the metropolitan territory will be analysed and discussed, the Chair will be presented and 'Entre el dia i la nit no hi ha paret' will be screened.

Alba Herrero and Natalia Castellanos (members of the collective of gleaners Col·lectiu Les Espigolaores) and Amparo Martí (a member of the farmer’s union La Unió) will participate in the round table. They will explain, according their role in the Horta de València, the comeback of women farmers to the fields of València, but with a different perspective.  Although historically it was attributed to them the responsibility of breathing and taking care of their families under a patriarchal perspective, currently a change has been carried out as women with ownership titles of the fields and farms have appeared. Moreover, they focus on a business model aimed at the new compsumtion patterns of the postindustrial societies.  They deal with the organic farming, direct selling or home delivery, among others.  During the debate, attendants will discuss if this trend could have a long-term success in the Horta de València.

Furthermore, the Horta de València, the Metropolitan Territory Chair will be presented at the ceremony. This presentation will be carried out by the vice principal for Territorial Projection and Society, Jorge Hermosilla; the co-directors, the lecturer in Medieval history Enric Guinot and the lecturer in Geography Joan Carles Membrado.  The documentary will be screened and commented by the Col·lectiu Les Espigolaores.

The ‘Horta de València, Metropolitan Territory Chair’ has been recently created by the City Hall of València as an institutional chair with the purpose of disseminating the knowledge on the Horta de València in various aspects. However, in particular, they will focus on the inhabitants of the territory, the territory itself, landscape, irrigation systems and heritage.


For more information, check the schedule of the round table

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