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Small farms and sustainable rural development for food security: The Brazilian experience

  • Cecilia Rocha
  • Luciene Burlandy
  • Renato Maluf
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    In the past few years, Brazil has made significant progress in reducing hunger and food and nutrition insecurity. By the end of 2009 it had met the first United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing poverty and malnutrition by half, six years ahead of the 2015 deadline. Much of this progress has been achieved through innovative policies and initiatives championed by civil society organisations for over two decades. This paper reviews some of the most important policies and initiatives which are having a beneficial impact on sustainable rural development and food security. Focusing on conditions for small family farmers, the authors describe the main elements of these government programmes as well as relevant civil society initiatives, and the possible lessons to be learned from them. The paper concludes by discussing the challenges the country faces in maintaining recent advances in sustainable rural development and food security.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Development Southern Africa.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 (October)
    Pages: 519-529

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:deveza:v:29:y:2012:i:4:p:519-529
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