International Secretariat for Research on the History of Agrarian and Food Technology

Secrétariat international de recherches sur l'histoire de l'outillage agricole et alimentation

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1954, Copenhagen (Denmark), at First International Congress on the Study of Ploughing Implements, under the title of International Secretariat for Research on the History of Agricultural Implements. Current title adopted 1994. Ceased to operate 2000.


Serve as a network for researchers working from different approaches on the history and development of agricultural implements, fields systems, cultivation, cropping and food preparation technology, in different parts of the world and as actual practice, through written theories or in environmental and experimental scenarios.

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Maintains library and photo archive on pre-industrial agriculture, covering all continents. Secretariat: exchanges information; answers inquiries; provides scanned material from files; collects news on finds and new results; makes contact with interested researchers, new and present, and institutions, etc; receives and disseminates publications. Cooperates with EARTH in ongoing ESF programme 'The Dynamics of Non-Industrial Agriculture 8000 Years of Resilience and Innovation'; also organizes meeting together with EARTH.


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Danish, English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish.


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Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 42 countries
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Subjects *

  • Amenities
    • Food
  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Agriculture
  • Technology
    • Technology
  • History
    • History

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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