International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Family as a Trap: The Other Side of Family Agriculture
Loreley Gomes Garcia, Silvana Souza Nascimento

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) declared 2014 to be the International Year of the Family Farming (AIAF), stating that family farm production is essential to maintain global food security; that family farming produces diversified nutrition, uses natural resources, and sustainably, boosts local economies. The FAO also stated that if women had equal access to the means of production: land, education, and access to credit, among others, they might increase global agricultural production to feed more than 150 million hungry people in the world. We present evaluation results of a development project focused on women, whose purpose was to promote changes in gender relations and contribute to creating egalitarian social relations in the rural areas. The research focused on the Dom HelderCâmara project (DHCP), which was held in agrarian reform settlements and rural villages, of Cariris, in Paraíba, Brazil.

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