It is with great satisfaction that we present the 6th International Symposium on Science, Health and Territorial, with the theme "One Health: perspectives and challenges", and the 6th Symposium on Integrated Crop Livestock Systems (ICLS) in southern Brazil - "ICLS challenges for the decade: Food production and ecosystem services", which will be held from 25 to 27 May 2021 at University of Planalto Catarinense in Lages, Serra Catarinense, in online mode. The events is organized by the professors of the Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Environment and Health of UNIPLAC (PPGAS / UNIPLAC) and Agricultural Research and Rural Extension (EPAGRI / LAGES), together with some partner institutions such as the Federal Institute Santa Catarina (IFSC / Lages), Alto Vale do Rio do Peixe University (UNIARP), University of the State of Santa Catarina (UDESC), and Federal University of Parana (UFPR), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA).

This edition of the Symposium is inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Agenda 2030, by UN.

SDG 2 = ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that help maintain ecosystems and strengthen the capacity to adapt to climate change.

SDG 3 = reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, in order to guarantee wellbeing, safety and a healthy life.

SGD 6 = ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

SGD 11 = make human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

SGD 13 = improve awareness raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning

SGD 15 = protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, and halt biodiversity loss

Therefore, in order to continue the strategies of interdisciplinary actions in relation to environment and health, the present edition of the Symposium aims to foster the discussion through lectures, round tables and presentation of scientific papers, involving professionals of notorious knowledge of the various areas of knowledge, about the inseparability that exists between human health, animal health and environmental health, which is essential for sustainable food production and for maintaining the balance and functioning of ecosystem services, since interactions between humans and animals occur all the time, in different environments and ways, whose interactions can be responsible for the transmission of infectious agents that lead to the occurrence of emerging and reemerging diseases. In addition, natural disasters caused by environmental contamination and the imbalance of ecosystem services can cause changes in the bioecology of vectors of various diseases, which can put public health and the well-being of the urban and rural population in check.

Furthermore, the themes discussed during the event will serve as an alert to signal the importance of joint, multi, trans and interdisciplinary work between different areas of knowledge to conquer, in the future, healthier communities based on the inseparable treatment of human, animal and environmental relations and, in this way, to guarantee safe and comfortable living conditions to all, in all environments and in all spheres.

From the meeting of researchers, students and the community in general, it is expected to provide a forum for the dissemination of national and international knowledge related to issues involving Science, Health and Territory and Integrated Crop Livestock Systems under the pillars of sustainable intensification. It is important to remember that this dialogue between researchers with different perspectives to cross the frontiers of the scientific community and the university to interact with the actors and sectors of society in their territories.

We invite professionals from the most diverse areas of knowledge, undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and all interested citizens, to participate in our technical, scientific and professional meeting!

The Organizing Committee

Translated by Joana Barbisan