The ignorance on concepts and practices in Food Science and Technology (FS&T) and the lack of specialized staff in agricultural educational institutions are factors that limit the interest of future technical on this topic. Such limitations may be overcome through actions to awaken curiosity and motivate the training technical to care for all matters of FS&T, constituting current educational techniques and encouraging the interest by potential agribusiness activity. Thus, was established a partnership between Embrapa Food Technology, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio de Janeiro - Campus Nilo Peçanha (IFRJ) and the Technical College of Rural University (CTUR). It was carried out a diagnosis of physical and educational structure of these institutions and localities conditions. Subsequently, the popularization of FS&T gave through five courses of capacitance, construction of web page and a discussion forum. It was constructed a network of relationships and communication that includes the actors concerned development in these localities and produced materials to disseminate these information. The point of views of the participants of courses and of the event were evaluated. The data showed that the activities were mostly positive and which are necessary new actions.

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Popularization actions of food science and technology in south and metropolitan regions of Rio de Janeiro state

Renata Torrezan   Embrapa Agroindústria de Alimentos

João Eugênio Diaz Rocha   Embrapa Agroindústria de Alimentos

Maurício Vivas de Souza Barreto   Embrapa Agroindústria

de Alimentos José Arimathéa Oliveira   Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio de Janeiro

Ricardo Crivano Albieri   Colégio Técnico da Universidade Rural - CTUR

Fernando Teixeira Silva РEmbrapa Agroind̼stria de Alimentos

The ignorance on concepts and practices in Food Science and Technology (FS&T) and the lack of specialized staff in agricultural educational institutions are factors that limit the interest of future technical on this topic. Such limitations may be overcome through actions to awaken curiosity and motivate the training technical to care for all matters of FS&T, constituting current educational techniques and encouraging the interest by potential agribusiness activity. Thus, was established a partnership between Embrapa Food Technology, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio de Janeiro - Campus Nilo Peçanha (IFRJ) and the Technical College of Rural University (CTUR). It was carried out a diagnosis of physical and educational structure of these institutions and localities conditions. Subsequently, the popularization of FS&T gave through five courses of capacitance, construction of web page and a discussion forum. It was constructed a network of relationships and communication that includes the actors concerned development in these localities and produced materials to disseminate these information. The point of views of the participants of courses and of the event were evaluated. The data showed that the activities were mostly positive and which are necessary new actions.

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