Chapter

Agrarian Reform as a Precondition for Development: The View of Brazil’s Landless Rural Workers’ Movement

Daniel Corrêa and Andréia Borges Ferreira

in Rural Social Movements in Latin America

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033327
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038391 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033327.003.0006
Agrarian Reform as a Precondition for Development: The View of Brazil’s Landless Rural Workers’ Movement

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter discusses why the pace of the agrarian reform has slowed down under the government of Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva. It emphasizes the challenges facing the landless movement, including that of consolidating the agrarian reform settlements. It shows that under the Lula government, the MST has played a much more influential role than in the past in shaping policy toward agrarian reform settlements. There is also a growing body of evidence of the positive impact of agrarian reform settlements in the municipalities where these are located, as well as the standard of living of the beneficiaries.

Keywords: agrarian reform; Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva; landless movement; agrarian reform settlements; MST; standard of living; municipalities

Chapter.  2554 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.