Mr Felipe da Silva Machado
Profiles

Mr Felipe da Silva Machado

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

PhD student in Human Geography

Qualifications

2015-
PhD in progress in Human Geography, Plymouth University, UK

PhD thesis: Rural change and farming resilience in the era of globalization: evidence from the rural hinterland of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Supervisors: Professor Geoff Wilson and Dr Sanzidur Rahman
Grant: Brazilian Federal Agency for Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Ministry of Education of Brazil

2011- 2013
MA Geography, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 
MA thesis: Agriculture and socio-spatial restructuring at the rural-urban interface: the example of Cachoeiras de Macacu Municipality (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Supervisor: Dr Ana Maria de Souza Mello Bicalho
Grant: Research Support Foundation of Rio de Janeiro State (FAPERJ)

2006 - 2010
BA Geography, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 
BA thesis: Peri-urban agriculture in the Nova Iguaçu Municipality (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) 
Supervisor: Dr Ana Maria de Souza Mello Bicalho
Grant: National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)

Research interests

New directions in Rural Geography (and beyond): developing a critical understanding of farming resilience in the rural hinterland of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Global processes produce differences in farming systems and multifunctional agriculture in Brazil. Variation also occurs within regions, exemplified by rural-urban complexity observed across the rural hinterland of Rio de Janeiro where land use, economic and environmental policies generate conflicts. As the metropolitan region expanded outward land prices increased, productive strategies changed, family members left to work in non-agricultural sectors and farmland was lost to urban sprawl and nature reserves. Against a linear view concerning external interferences in rural places, I have argued that rural communities possess resilience, which contributes to complex outcomes in Brazilian metropolitan regions and their hinterland. Different types of knowledge, organizations, innovations and cross-scale linkages are part of this process in which rural actors are proactive in the face of change. The research highlights patterns and processes of farming resilience, whereby rural communities have adapted to new situations that have arisen in Rio’s hinterland over the years.

Article in Journals


Machado, F. S. 2017. Rural change in the context of globalization: examining theoretical issues. Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, 66, 43-53.

Machado, F. S. 2016. Da economia política às questões contemporâneas da geografia rural na globalização: um relato de pesquisa de doutorado pleno no Reino Unido. Campo-Território, 11, 400-410.

Machado, F. S. 2015. Epistemologia científica na abordagem locacional do modelo de Von Thünen. Observatorium, 7, 94-107.

Machado, F. S. 2014. Agricultura e reestruturação espacial na interface rural-urbana: questões teórico-metodológicas centrais à pesquisa. Campo-Território, 9, 194-229.

Bicalho, A. M. S. M. ; Machado, F. S. 2013. Do agrário ao periurbano: o município de Cachoeiras de Macacu na Região Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro. Geografia (Rio Claro, Impresso), 38, 545-564.

Machado, F. S. 2012. Desenvolvimento rural e reestruturação espacial na interação rural-urbana: considerações teóricas. Geografias (UFMG), 8, 122-130.

Machado, F. S. 2011. Uma nota sobre a Geografia Agrária na interface rural-urbana. Observatorium, 6, 1-6.

Machado, F. S. 2010. Variação espacial da produção agrícola na Região Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro. Observatorium, 5, 88-113.

Machado, F. S. 2010. Dinâmica da agricultura periurbana no município de Nova Iguaçu (Rio de Janeiro). GeoPuc (Rio de Janeiro), 5, 1-31. 

Papers presented 2015-2017

Machado, F.S. Globalization in a rural context: addressing contemporary rural paradigm in Brazil. In: Sustainable Earth 2017: a global forum connecting research with action, Plymouth, UK, 2017.

Machado, F.S. Going back to the land through WWOOF (World Wide Opportunity on Organic Farm): exploring rural change in the era of globalization. In: Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) Postgraduate Winter School - In association with University of Gloucestershire, Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers, Gloucestershire, UK, 2017.

Machado, F.S. Understanding rural resilience in globalization: (multiple) approaches, methods, and scale analysis. In: Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) Postgraduate Winter School - In association with University of Gloucestershire, Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers, Gloucestershire, UK, 2017.

Machado, F.S. Rural restructuring, social resilience and globalization: examining the global countryside in Brazil. In: IX Abep-UK (Association of Brazilian Postgraduate Students and Researchers in the United Kingdom) Annual Conference, London, UK, 2017.

Machado, F.S. Going back to Brazil for fieldwork: researching the rural on the ground. In: The Postgraduate Society Research Showcase, Plymouth University, UK, 2017. 

Machado, F.S. Researching rural resilience in the era of globalization: evidence from Brazil. Hunch, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University, UK, 2017.

Machado, F.S. (Re) positioning rural geography in globalization: from a political economy approach to contemporary debates. In: XXI Plymouth University Postgraduate Society Conference, Plymouth, UK, 2016.

Machado, F.S. Rural transition in transition economies (Brazil): theories surrounding global rural change. In: XI Plymouth Doctoral Colloquium, Plymouth, UK, 2016.

Machado, F.S. Rural restructuring and conflict of land use in the context of globalization: theoretical issues concerning rural policies in developing countries (Brazil). In: International Conference on Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Land Use, Budapest, Hungary, 2016.

Machado, F.S. Global multifunctional countryside: debates concerning rural change in transition economies (Brazil). In: Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) Postgraduate Winter School - In association with University of Gloucestershire, Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers, Cheltenham, UK, 2016.

Machado, F.S. Rural restructuring in the context of economic globalization: the differentiated countryside in Rio de Janeiro State (Brazil). In: Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Postgraduate Forum Mid-term Conference, Newcastle, UK, 2016.

Machado, F.S. Rural Geography and globalization: building a theoretical approach from Brazil in the contemporary world. In: VIII ABEP Conference (Association of Brazilian Postgraduate Students and Researchers in the United Kingdom), King's College London, 2016.

Machado, F.S. Organic agriculture and volunteering in South West England (UK): participatory action research in the context of the global countryside. In: XXIV Annual Colloquium of the IGU (International Geographical Union) Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems, Liège, Belgium, 2016.

Machado, F.S. Rural restructuring, conflict of land use, and spatial diversity: the complexity of the countryside in the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area (Brazil). In: International Conference on Land Use and Rural Sustainability, 2016, Xi'an, China, 2016.

Machado, F.S. Beyond soybean fields: rural diversity and resilience in Grande Dourados Region, Central-Western Brazil. In: XXXIII International Geographical Congress (IGU-UGI), Beijing, China, 2016.

Machado, F.S. Multifunctionality, resilience, and globalization: building a theoretical perspective from Brazil in the context of rural change. In: XXXIII International Geographical Congress (IGU-UGI), Beijing, China, 2016.

Machado, F.S. Geography of rural change: the Brazilian countryside in the context of global multifunctionality. In: Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers - Annual International Conference, London, 2016.

Machado, F. S. When I was a volunteer on organic farms: exploring empirical knowledge in the contemporary rural. In: The Postgraduate Society Research Showcase, Plymouth University, Plymouth, 2016.

Machado, F.S. Transitions in the global countryside: contemporary debates surrounding rural change. In: XIX Plymouth University Postgraduate Society Conference, Plymouth, 2015.

Conferences attended 2015-2017

Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) Postgraduate Winter School 2017 - In association with University of Gloucestershire, Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers, Gloucestershire, UK, 2017.

ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Doctoral Training Centre 2017 London Conference: Knowledge and Networking, UCL, University of London, UK, 2017.

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Event Plymouth University, UK, 2017.

The Postgraduate Society Research Showcase, Plymouth University, UK, 2017.

Oxford Food Forum. Beyond the silo: understanding and building linkages across the food system. University of Oxford, UK, 2017.

Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Postgraduate Forum Mid-term Conference, Cardiff, UK, 2017.

South West GRADschool residential development course for Doctoral researchers, Brecon Beacons, UK, 2017.

Sustainable Earth 2017: a global forum connecting research with action, Plymouth University, UK, 2017.

The Postgraduate Society Research Showcase, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK, 2017.

Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) Postgraduate Winter School 2016 - In association with University of Gloucestershire, Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers, Cheltenham, UK, 2016.

European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) Autumn School, Newtown, Wales, UK, 2016.

II Plymouth University s Doctoral Training Centres Annual Conference (Social Science) Plymouth, 2016.

International Conference on Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Land Use, Budapest, Hungary, 2016.

International Conference on Land Use and Rural Sustainability, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China. 2016.

Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers - Annual International Conference, London, UK, 2016.

Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Postgraduate Forum Mid-term Conference, Newcastle, UK, 2016.

The Postgraduate Society Research Showcase, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK, 2016.

VIII ABEP Conference (Association of Brazilian Postgraduate Students and Researchers in the United Kingdom), King's College London, UK, 2016.

XI Plymouth Doctoral Colloquium, Plymouth, UK, 2016.

XXI Plymouth University Postgraduate Society Conference, Plymouth, UK, 2016.

XXIV Annual Colloquium of the IGU (International Geographical Union) Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems - Liège, Belgium, 2016.

XXXIII International Geographical Congress (IGU-UGI), Beijing, China. 2016.

XIX Plymouth University Postgraduate Society Conference, Plymouth, UK, 2015.


Additional information

I imagine a future world where people are aware of the complex global and local impacts of their food decisions on rural landscapes and communities. I would like to show how communities and governments can work together to change policy to create multifunctional and sustainable global countryside.