2019
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcom.2019.02.001
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The politics of agricultural cooperativism in Brazil: A case study of the landless rural worker movement (MST)

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“…Trabalhadores Sem Terra / Landless Workers Movement" [MST] -, registered a presence of 146 cooperatives, in the period from 1985 to 2016. The author (Robles, 2019) showed that regions with more cooperatives were in Brazil's northeast and south. In the State of São Paulo (in the country´s southeast region), there were in this period only 8 established cooperatives, with only 4 working with commercialization.…”
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“…Trabalhadores Sem Terra / Landless Workers Movement" [MST] -, registered a presence of 146 cooperatives, in the period from 1985 to 2016. The author (Robles, 2019) showed that regions with more cooperatives were in Brazil's northeast and south. In the State of São Paulo (in the country´s southeast region), there were in this period only 8 established cooperatives, with only 4 working with commercialization.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This initiative is especially important, because it manages to sell products in larger quantities. Robles (2019), studying cooperativism within the social movement "Movimento dos…”
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“…In general, rural settlements in Brazil result from the tension between the Landless Workers Movement ( Movimento de Trabalhadores Sem Terra , MST) and the federal agrarian reform agency ( Instituto Nacional de Colonização e Reforma Agrária ) with a view to the occupation of unproductive land by rural workers, considering the fundamental right of access to land 18 . The subsistence culture, based on the agroforestry system and on preservation of the environment, is a basic premise of this movement and is added to the possibility of direct commercialization of products to the population, without intermediation of large traders, in opposition to the current logic of obtaining exaggerated profits 18 .…”
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“…In the past decades they have defended rural reform by occupying unproductive rural land and making it productive. In the past years, with the increased use of pesticides in the agrobusiness production, they h ave focused on the production of organic food as the foundation for their political action and discourse (Robles, 2019). This struggle has also been incorporated by urban social movements, such as MNLM, showing that the movements exchange and support themselves by creating 'networks of mobilization from below' (Appadurai, 2001) -which is also connected to other struggles: gender, racism, and income, among others.…”
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confidence: 99%