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Labor, resistance and health of peasantry in Brazil and in Mexico

Grant number: 18/12944-7
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): September 10, 2018
Effective date (End): March 09, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal Investigator:Marcelo Dornelis Carvalhal
Grantee:Angela dos Santos Machado
Supervisor abroad: Francisco Luciano Concheiro Borquez
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco (UAM Xochimilco), Mexico  
Associated to the scholarship:17/11731-7 - Sugarcane productive restructuring and implications for seated workers' health in the Paranapanema Pontal (SP), BP.MS


The agriculture hegemonic model, based on the search for profit, transforming food into commodities which are speculated in the stock exchange and under the rule of multinational companies, whose parent companies are located in developed capitalism countries, has imposed over Latin America an agricultural way of production that is reliant and submissive to the international market causing consequences to small agricultural producers. Both in Mexico and in Brazil, one can realize the need of the peasants to work in extra jobs to survive. Those considerations base our concern to understand the peasants reality, life, work and health conditions, as well as their struggle and resistance setting convergences between the peasantry from Pontal do Paranapanema (São Paulo) and from Valle de San Quintín (Baja California, Mexico).