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Limits, challenges and potential of the Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) in rural settlements in the State of São Paulo

Grant number: 20/05300-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2020
Effective date (End): October 31, 2024
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Rural Extension
Principal Investigator:Vanilde Ferreira de Souza Esquerdo
Grantee:Tayrine Parreira Brito
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Agrícola (FEAGRI). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):21/11322-5 - Limits and potential contributions of the participatory guarantee system (PGS) to the advance of agroecology, BE.EP.DR


The main objective of this research is to analyze whether the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) contributes to the expansion of Agroecology in rural settlements in the State of São Paulo, identifying possible limits, challenges and potentialities. Rural settlements are configured in areas of social reconstruction. It is important that in these spaces the production of food is carried out in a sustainable manner, capable of guaranteeing a safe diet and providing income to families. São Paulo is the state that has the largest consumer market in the country, but there are only 16 farmers settled with organic certification through the PGS. Given this context, the research problem is drawn from the following questions: what is the current situation of settled families participating in the PGS's in São Paulo with regard to income, food security, social organization and the environmental aspects of the production unit? What drives the settled family to participate in the PGS? What could be done to get more settled families to participate in the PGS? The study will seek to cover all settlements in the State of São Paulo with production units participating in the PGS's. The research instruments will be: the semi-structured interview, the participant observation, the focus group and the documentary research, guided by a qualitative approach. As a result, it is expected to indicate the contributions of the PGS to the expansion of Agroecology and to the improvement of the settled families quality of life. (AU)

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TAYRINE PARREIRA BRITO; SAMANTA SILVA ARAGÃO; VANILDE FERREIRA DE SOUZA-ESQUERDO; MIGUEL DE SOUZA PEREIRA. Perfil dos agricultores orgânicos e as formas de avaliação da conformidade orgânica no estado de São Paulo. Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural, v. 61, n. 3, . (20/05300-6)

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