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Development of the Brazilian Agrarian Question Atlas and analysis of peasant agriculture in the state of São Paulo

Grant number: 15/03171-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2015
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal Investigator:Eduardo Paulon Girardi
Grantee:Lucas Pauli
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil


The objective of this research project is update and improve the Atlas of the Brazilian Agrarian Question focusing on mapping and analyzing the peasant agriculture in the state of São Paulo. The theoretical basis of this work has as reference the approach of the countryside from the agrarian question by geography, considering the problems in rural world caused by the development of capitalism. Thus, will be mapped and analyzed various topics of the agrarian question nationally, contextualizing the state of São Paulo and then we will proceed with a specific analysis of peasant agriculture in the state, including the recent changes from the territorialization of this sector in western São Paulo. The methodological procedures are mainly mapping and exploratory data analysis, exploratory field work and readings. With this we hope to identify and analyze the characteristics of the São Paulo peasant agriculture, its importance in the current agrarian structure and its recent transformations.

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