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Políticas públicas para a agricultura familiar : um estudo sobre a descontinuidade do Programa Mais Gestão

  • Sousa, Carla Silva
Publication Date
Jan 23, 2018
Repositório Institucional da Universidade de Brasília
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For years under the political agenda, family farmers have achieved considerable relevance during the democratic federal governments. The creation of public policies for this sector and other marginalized people, such as indigenous people, quilombolas and others, allowed changes to these classes, as well as promoting Brazil to an international recognition for these actions. Changes, however, occurred from the year 2016, with the impeachment of former President Dilma Rousseff. With the interim president’s inauguration, Michel Temer, several policies were affected and discontinued, such as the Programa Mais Gestão (PMG). Mais Gestão was created with the aim of improving the access of family farming cooperatives to the Programa de Aquisição de Alimentos (PAA), the Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar (PNAE) and the Programa Nacional de Produção e Uso do Biodiesel (PNPB). through the provision of Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural (ATER), with emphasis on the farmers collective. Since its creation in 2012, through 2015, the Program has served more than 400 cooperatives in almost all Brazilian regions. The present dissertation sought to present the political flows, problems and solutions that culminated in the extinction of the Programa Mais Gestão. Therefore, it was developed a documentary and bibliographical research, that made possible the understanding of the sudden decision. In addition to identifying the multiple flows that led to the extinction of Programa Mais Gestão, an analysis of the PAA, PNAE and PNPB was carried out, as well as the construction of the life cycle of the Programa Mais Gestão through the public policy cycle. As a result, it was possible to identify the change of governmental concern with the issue and to identify the main reasons used to discontinue the PMG. Public policies for family agriculture, in addition to having their resources reduced, now need to compete with other issues. Marginalized classes have lost ground in the government agenda and there is a clear attempt to incorporate other public policies that are aligned with the current government’s agenda.

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