O terroir como categoria geográfica: origem e abordagens conceituais.

Terroir as a geographical category: origin and conceptual approaches





Terroir, Taste of the earth, Territory, Globalization


The concept of terroir translated as "gut da terre" has been discussed in the spheres of traditional agricultural production theory as opposed to the globalization of agriculture. Although the concept does not have a literal translation, its origin is ancient but consolidated in France, specifically in viticulture and brings many questions in an attempt to apply to other cultures. The article searches in foreign literature the concept and forms of maintenance of the terroir called natural in contraposition to the conception of what it called technological terroir, based on a large production. The article defends the small property as an example of the natural terroir from the characteristics that involve the physical conditions such as soil and climate.


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Author Biographies

Edvaldo Oliveira, Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia- UESB-Brasil

Professor adjunto do Departamento de Geografia da UESB e do Mestrado em Geografia , vinculado ao Programa de Pós Graduação em Geografia da UESB - PPGEO

Gerson dos Santos Lisboa, Universidade Federal de Goiás: Goiânia, Goiânia, Brasil

PhD in Forest Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Maria. Professor at the Federal University of Goiás, Faculty of Science and Technology. Permanent Member of the Graduate Program in Science and Sustainability at the Federal University of Southern Bahia, working in the areas of Remote Sensing, Forest Modeling and Simulation, Forest Growth and Production and Statistics.

Vinícius de Amorim Silva, Universidade Federal do Sul da Bahia: Ilhéus, BA, Brasil

Doctor in Geography, with emphasis on environmental analysis and territorial planning, University of Campinas Associate Professor, Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), at the Jorge Amado Campus (CJA)



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How to Cite

OLIVEIRA, E.; LISBOA, G. dos S.; SILVA, V. de A. . O terroir como categoria geográfica: origem e abordagens conceituais.: Terroir as a geographical category: origin and conceptual approaches. Geopauta, [S. l.], v. 6, p. 11291, 2022. DOI: 10.22481/rg.v6.e2022.e11291. Disponível em: https://periodicos2.uesb.br/index.php/geo/article/view/11291. Acesso em: 30 nov. 2022.



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