Impacts of the Food Acquisition Program (FAP) on the Empowerment of the Farming Families of the Municipality of Paula Candido / Minas Gerais / Brazil

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Year:
2018
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Public Policy, FAP, Farming Families, Empowerment
Authors:
Souza, Ariane Figueredo; das Dores Saraiva de Loreto, Maria
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
5
Number:
6
Pages:
248-252
Month:
November
ISSN:
2348-3997
Abstract:
This article aims to analyze the effectiveness of the Food Acquisition Program (FAP), in terms of its repercussions in the empowerment of farming families benefited by the program of the municipality of Paula Cândido, Minas Gerais, southeast region of Brazil. As a methodological procedure, we used the bibliographical research with techniques of semi-structured and narrative interviews. Data processing occurred with the assistance of the SPSS and IRAMUTEQ software. The results indicate that the meaning of the FAP attributed by the farmers refers to income, freedom and security. In the farmers' perception, there were different changes in their life trajectories, ranging from increased capacity, access to information, social participation, increase of income and well-being until their independence and autonomy, which are factors that influence directly the empowerment as a process. However, in order for the empowerment to be sustainable, it is necessary to increase the Government's investment in education services, health and better income distribution, as well as overcome the structural limits related to the operation of the FAP
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