The democratisation of access to land in Brazil between 2003-2015
Vicente P. M. de Azevedo Marques and Mauro Eduardo DelGrossi
Marques is agronomist at National Institute for Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA), Brazil; DelGrossi is professor at the University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil.
Please cite the paper as:
Vicente P. M. de Azevedo Marques and Mauro Eduardo DelGrossi, (2016), The democratisation of access to land in Brazil between 2003-2015, World Economics Association (WEA) Conferences, No. 2 2016, Food and Justice, 5th November to 15th December 2016
The settlements of agrarian reform are substantial food producers in Brazil, especially of regionals products. Between 2003-2015, the Brazilian federal government has made a great effort to guarantee the fulfilment of constitutional rights and a dignified life for rural inhabitants. In the pursuit of democratising and granting access to land, as well as in related efforts to reduce violence in rural areas, land policies have been considerably amplified and better articulated with other public policies. These actions have produced concrete results, to which the more than 798,000 families settled in 52 million hectares of land since 2003. For many people, advances above were shy, considering the huge inequality in access to land in Brazil, but were much when you consider our history of agrarian policies. Nowadays, all these advances are under threat, considering the new government’s announcements of a new legal framework for agrarian reform, from the perspective of strong reduction in social investment by the federal government.