Estudos Sociedade e Agricultura
Print version ISSN 1413-0580
SABOURIN, Eric. Agrarian Reform in Brazil: a series of missed appointments between social movements and state policies.Translated byGiuliano Olivatti Menegazzi. Estud.soc.agric. [online]. 2008, vol.4Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1413-0580.
President Luís Ignacio Lula da Silva was elected with the proposal for an important program of agrarian reform, family agriculture support and struggle against poverty. Paradoxically, the support to the agrarian reform seems to have stagnated even with the great influence of landless workers' movements. How to explain that this seems at first to be a contradiction and, furthermore, how do we evaluate debates within Brazilian society and the federal government on this theme? The article analyzes the tensions, debates, advances and impasses of the past ten years of agrarian reform policy in Brazil looking at the interaction between social movements and public policies.
Keywords : Brazil; agrarian reform; Government Lula; public policies; rural development.