International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

A Short Record of the Public Policy of Irrigated Perimeters Implemented in Northeastern Brazil
Dr. Antonia Vanessa Silva Freire Moraes Ximenes, Dr. Aldiva Sales Diniz

This research presents reflections on the irrigated perimeter policy, which was defended in the official speech as an important solution to the problems of access to land in the semiarid northeastern region, as well as an alternative to the development of agricultural activities in the region, going over the problems resulting from droughts. However, what was perceived was the capture of this policy by the capital that transformed these public projects into an alternative to the development of business agriculture in the semiarid region. Furthermore, this public policy promoted changes in the countryside, causing processes of deterritorialization and reterritorialization as well as actions to depoliticize the peasants who, upon entering the projects, went through processes which contributed to the disarticulation of movements of struggles for the peasants' wishes, such as for land reform. These and other issues discussed here justify this research, which has as a general objective the discussion of the main events and relationships that mark the history of the irrigated perimeter policy in the semiarid region, having as specific objectives the approach of the first moments of the irrigated perimeter policy in the semiarid northeastern region, that is, reflections on some of the socio-political impacts caused by public policy on irrigated perimeters in that region. Therefore, this article makes considerations about the policy, addressing its impacts, revealing a profile of the conflicts and relations instituted by itself in the northeastern semiarid portion.

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