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State, capital and socioterritorial movement in food production: the agroecology territories in Pontal do Paranapanema (SP)

Grant number: 19/16813-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2020
Effective date (End): December 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal researcher:Bernardo Mançano Fernandes
Grantee:Lara Dalperio Buscioli
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil


The analysis of food production necessarily goes through the understanding of the role played by States, Capital, multilateral organizations and socioterritorial movements, since they understand it in different ways - paradigms, historically linked to food regimes and crisis cycles. In this scenario, agroecology stands out in the interests of these subjects and in their political/territorial games, absorbing their debates, based on the production of "food" as an alternative or even integration of the peasantry in the marketing chain. We start from the assumption that agroecology should be understood as a form of resistance to the advance of capitalism in the countryside, especially in Brazil, where peasant socioterritorial movements gain prominence in their production and commercialization. For agroecology and its practices (both material and immaterial) reflect a way of life, a tradition and a culture that aims at the production of food autonomously, without prejudice to nature and linked to the struggle for land/agrarian reform. Thus, the work seeks to elucidate these debates from a broad reading of agroecology, food regimes, paradigms that permeate them and territorial impacts through the Brazilian State and capital in the peasant territories linked to Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra in the region of Pontal do Paranapanema in the state of São Paulo. (AU)