• Categories
  • Archives

Land Reform Hailed in Brazil as Key for Development

The FAO (UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization) secretary general, Jaques Diuf, declared that land reform can do more than give people access to land ownership. It can make it possible for the poor to obtain a decent income, he said.

Speaking at the opening of the 2nd International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development, Diuf pointed out that the question of land ownership is an important aspect of the problem of food security.

According to Diuf, land access is political, social, economic, cultural, religious and even patriotic. "Because of all this, land reform deserves a hearing at all levels of society, not just in the government. And it is essential that the excluded, those who do not have land, be included in the discussion."

Brazilian Vice President José Alencar, speaking at the same Conference  declared that land reform can prolong growth and stimulate development.

"Land reform is a good example of the virtuous moment the country is going through as we rebuild and develop for a long cycle we need a strong domestic economy," said the Vice President, who is also the Minister of Defense.

"But our land reform must be intelligent and responsible. We cannot harm those who are producing and expanding abroad in world markets," declared Alencar, adding that land reform has to be peaceful and just, a land reform with quality, so that the most needy can have an opportunity to live off the land and build their future there."

Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil’s Lula Wishes to Integrate Latin America and the Caribbean

The President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, extended an invitation to Latinamerican ...

Slave Employer Fined US$ 1.2 Million in Brazil

Brazil’s 2nd Labor Court of the city of Marabá (Pará state), in the Amazonian ...

Brazil Is Sending Technicians to Help Chavez Deal with Energy Crisis

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, faced with serious electricity and water problems,  has asked ...

Guaracy Falcão and wife Simone from Brazilian escola de samba Salgueiro

Brazilian Gunmen Kill Samba School Boss and Wife with 20 Shots

Just one day after a clash between the Rio de Janeiro police and drug ...

Brazil to Use Bio-Thermal Umbilical Chip to Track Hoof and Mouth Disease

Digital Angel Corporation, an advanced technology company in the field of rapid and accurate ...

Brazil Still Needs to Invest a Lot to Get a Real Electronic Government

Marta Maurás, secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission on Latin America and the ...

Bush and Lula shake hands in São Paulo, Brazil

For Brazil’s Lula, US, EU and Poor Are All in the Way of Global Trade Pact

The presidents of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and of the United States, ...

Brazil Drafts US Multinationals to Affirmative Action Program

Brazil’s Minister of the Special Secretariat of Policies for the Promotion of Racial Equality ...

This Crisis Won’t Kill, It Will Only Make Brazil Stronger, Minister Believes

Dilma Rousseff, the Chief of Staff of Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, ...