The conference will be promoted and hosted by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) – a centennial institution, which is nationally and internationally acknowledged as one of the most qualified Brazilian educational centers. The UFRGS is a public institution at the service of the Brazilian society. The institution is committed to the future and to the development of a critical conscience; thus, it respects differences, prioritizes experimentation and, above all, reaffirms its commitment to education and to knowledge production, since it is inspired by the ideals of freedom and solidarity. The institution counts on qualified teaching professionals and currently offers 94 undergraduate and 147 lato sensu post-graduate courses, besides other professional training and distance learning programs.
The AgUrb has been locally conceived and organized by an Organizing Committee composed of 20 UFRGS units, which are linked to the agri-food field. The AgUrb implementation will be carried out by an Executive Team, which currently gathers more than 30 professors, technicians and graduate students.