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Author:Rovane Battaglin Schwengber, Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro, Fábio Veras Soares, Rodrigo Octávio Orair
Subject: Rural Development
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Abstract: "Despite the drastic reduction of poverty in Brazil, its incidence and severity is still greater for families living in rural areas, even more so when the head of the household works in agricultural activities. Family farming encompasses 84 per cent of rural establishments in the country yet represents only 24 per cent of total agricultural land. In 2013, for instance, 9 per cent of the people living in rural areas were extremely poor, in contrast to 4 per cent for the entire population. Where the head of the household was considered to work primarily in agriculture, this percentage increased to 11 per cent (Schwengber et al. 2015). Structured demand policies use government resources as a tool to provide a stable market and price benchmarks for family farmer production." (…)

keywords: Scale of Public Procurement, Food, Implications, Inclusive Agricultural Growth
Date Publication: 11/13/2015 - 09:01
Type/Issue: One Pager / 305
ISSN: 2318-9118
Language: English