The seminar aims to promote academic debate about food and rural cultures (in the different meanings mentioned above) and their implications for agricultural and food economics, with either an individual, chain and/or system perspective. In particular, the seminar wants to fuel interaction among different branches of agricultural and food economics that consider partial aspects of culture, in order to promote synergies, cross-fertilization and system perspective within the discipline. It also wants to explore the potential for multi and interdisciplinary research at the boundary of agricultural economics on the theme of the seminar.