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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Embrapa Meio Ambiente - Artigo em anais de congresso (ALICE)
Date Issued: 2007
Type of Material: Artigo em anais de congresso (ALICE)
Authors: BELLON, S.
ABREU, L. S. de
Additional Information: Stéphane Belon, INRA; Lucimar Santiago de Abreu, Embrapa Meio Ambiente; J. Blanc, INRA; S. Schlickmann, Consultor.
Title: Organisations and transitions of horticultural organic producers in a periurban area of São Paulo (Brazil).
Publisher: In: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORGANIC AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY, 2007, Rome. Proceedings... Rome: FAO, 2007. p.23-25.
Language: en
Keywords: Brasil.
Description: A few years after enacting the Organic Law (December 2003), Brazil is becoming a world leader in Organic Farming (OF), which covers a wide range of production and certification systems. Besides developing an export capability, there is also a growing demand for organic fresh vegetables in cities, especially in the south-eastern States. However, the ways small farmers adopt OF in ?green belts? to meet urban demands for organics have not been investigated extensively. We explored this issue in the community of Ibiúna, located in a hilly area at about 100 km from three main cities of São Paulo (São Paulo, Sorocaba and Campinas). This case study shows how small farmers were organised or organise themselves to meet urban demands and develop OF, and analyse its further implication in terms of social benefits. The approach was based on interviews with farmers, technical and political officials, organic inspectors and leaders from various organic producer associations. It then served as a basis for additional case studies in São Paulo and other States, with the extension of agro-ecological initiatives (Brandenburg, 2002).
Thesagro: Agricultura Orgânica.
Data Created: 2008-01-15
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