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Meio ambiente e sustentabilidade da agricultura familiar no semi-arido nordestino

Sabourin E.. 1999. Raízes - Revista de Ciências Sociais e Econômicas, 18 (20) : p. 132-143.

The first section of this paper introduces the discussion about environment, sustainable development and family agriculture in the globalisation context. It shows the necessity to complete economical and ecological viability approach by the consideration of a social viability, based on the diversity of local organisation forms and on a more favourable institutional environment. The second section discusses the question of sustainable development local policies, particularly environment management and agro-ecosystem's rehabilitation, which are the basis of the Northeast family agriculture. The author analyses the main obstacles to local application of sustainable development speeches and recommendations. Several issues and alternatives are identified on the matter of local organisation or around the elaboration and the dissemination of technical references more adapted to the diversity of social reality and ecosystem's management. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : développement durable; agroécosystème; durabilité; exploitation agricole familiale; brésil; nordeste; développement local

Thématique : Economie et politique du développement; Economie familiale et artisanale

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