Members of the IRSA board: Sergio Schneider

Sergio Schneider is Full Professor of Sociology of Rural Development and Food Studies at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he teaches and research at the Graduate Program of Sociology (PPGS) and Rural Development (PGDR).

Since 2003 Sergio Schneider has a research scholarship from CNPq (National Council for Science and Technology) for high scientific productivity in social science research.

Sergio Schneider has a degree in Social Sciences (1990), and Master (1994) and PhD (1999) in Sociology. He was PhD visiting academic at LADYSS, Université Paris-X, Paris/France, with Hugues Lamarche (1997-1998). He also was Fellow and Academic Visitor Scholar at CPLAN, Cardiff University/Wales/UK (2007-2008), with Terry Marsden and Visiting Professor at Centre for Food Policy (CFP), City London University, UK (2015-2016), with Tim Lang, and Visiting Fellow COHORT-2023 Program at Montpellier Advanced Knowledge Institute on Transitions (MAK’IT/MUSE), Montpellier Université 1.

Since 1995, work at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Department of Sociology, where he teaches courses on rural sociology, development sociology and sociology of food at Graduate Master and PhD level.

His main research topics are food issues, rural development, sustainable food system transitions, food security, rural non-agricultural activities, family farming, territorial development and rural and food policies. Sergio Schneider has published numerous scientific publications. Sergio Schneider is currently deputy President of the International Rural Sociology Association (IRSA) and was president of SOBER (2011-2013), the Brazilian Society of Economics, Sociology and Rural Administration and Vice President of ALASRU (2014-2018), the Latin American Association of Rural Sociology). He acts as a reviewer of scientific journals in Brazil and abroad.

Sergio Schneider has experience a consultant and advisor to national and international organizations on issues as food, policies, rural development and agriculture for organizations like FAO, WHO, IFAD, IICA, WHO, CIRAD, European Union as well as non-governmental organizations and private organizations. – ORCID: Bio/CV:

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