RIVAR is a multidisciplinary journal, mainly based on the intersection between Agrarian Sciences and Social Sciences and Humanities.

Addresses topics about farm and sea food and products, both in the stages of cultivation, harvesting, breeding, and fishing, as well as processing, packaging, transport, distribution, marketing, and consumption. The world of agribusiness and value chains is also among its​​interest.

Artistic representations of food and beverages, together with their cultural landscapes, are also of interest to RIVAR, including the traditional end-of-harvest festivals, and the celebrations and festivities that are carried out with the aim of making visible and giving value to food and products from the sea and the farm.

Among the RIVAR objectives, the strategies of visibility and valuation of agri-food products, in their various manifestations, are also considered. This includes the institutionalized mechanisms endorsed by the States and international organizations, such as Appellations of Origin, Geographical Indications, Collective Marks, and Sello de Origen (Seals of Origin, Chile); bottom-up organized procedures are also valued, such as traditional products, peasant baskets, short chains, among other food valuation strategies.

Studies with a focus on Localized Food Systems (SIAL in Spanish) are clearly within RIVAR's field of study, as well as strategies for the patrimonialization and recognition of products, practices, and cultural landscapes, both locally, and in a national and international level.

The different places for the production, sale and consumption of food and beverages, such as wineries, mills, packing sheds, pulperías (general stores), fondas (food and beverage stalls), chinganas (dives), taverns, hotels, inns, bodegones (inns), fairs and markets are topics of interest to RIVAR.

The social actors that participate in the production and distribution of food are of particular interest to RIVAR, such as shepherds, crianceros (transhumant shepherds) and muleteers; artisanal and industrial fishermen; peasants, gardeners, and winegrowers; harvesters; cheese masters and winemakers; millers and workers of fruit sheds and wine cellars. Also, truckers, transporters, distributors, fractionators, small retailers, sommeliers, label designers, advertisers, marketing campaign creatives, among others are of the journal interest.

RIVAR is concerned with both the natural aspects of food and beverages, as well as their cultural dimension. This implies knowing their symbolic dimension and the meaning they have, both for the community that produces them and for consumers, and their evolution throughout history.

The environmental dimension is another matter of interest to RIVAR. This includes the tensions between peasants and mining production, the impact of agrochemicals on rural production and the subjects of agroecology.

Food safety issues are also within the objectives and scope of RIVAR.

Edited by the Institute for Advanced Studies of the University of Santiago de Chile.
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