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Rural territoriality and sustainable development: problems and potentials for interinstitutional dialogue on new development strategies

Grant number: 15/21456-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2016
Effective date (End): January 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Sociology of Development
Principal Investigator:Aico Sipriano Nogueira
Grantee:Aico Sipriano Nogueira
Host Investigator: Timothy Julian Forsyth
Host Institution: Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais (NEPAM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of London, England  


This research projects aims at to examining the inter-institutional dialogue about the new approaches and interventions aiming at sustainable development, particularly rural development based on a territorial approach, in order to understand the extent to which the federative structure composed of federal, state and municipal levels dialogues with these new strategies and with the locally constituted powers. The study intends to examine how the perception of these entities on the subject and, consequently, existing official mechanisms for achieving public policy for rural areas in Brazil affect the goals to be achieved. Focusing on the Sustainable Development Programme of Rural Territories (PRONAT) of the Secretariat of Territorial Development of the Ministry of Agrarian Development, SDT/MDA, as well as the state of Sao Paulo and the Vale do Ribeira Territory, the research intends to analyze two distinct and complementary spheres of institutional action. On the one hand, the federal government, the state of Sao Paulo and municipalities that comprise the Vale do Ribeira Territory. On the other hand, the territorial collegiate and its main tool for planning, controlling and managing of social policies, the Territorial Plan for Sustainable Rural Development, PTDRS. Issues such as the perception that public and private stakeholders have on territoriality, sustainable development, management and social control of public policies, as well as the instruments of interinstitutional dialogue on government and civil society level will be object of investigation, as a way of understanding the impacts of these aspects on the government structure for the implementation of social policies, particularly in a territory characterized by problems of environmental conflicts and attempts to the promotion of sustainable development. (AU)

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