Title: Proposals for rural development in Brazil: limits and contradictions between sustainable development and sovereignty

Authors: Guilherme Magon Whitacker; José Sobreiro Filho

Addresses: Department of Geography, Faculty of Science and Technology, UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista 'Júlio de Mesquita Filho', Campus Faculty of Science and Technology, Roberto Simonsen St., No 305, 190060-900, Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brazil ' Department of Geography, Faculty of Science and Technology, UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista 'Júlio de Mesquita Filho', Campus Faculty of Science and Technology, Roberto Simonsen St., No 305, 190060-900, Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract: In this article, we reviewed the sustainable development proposals of the United Nations and their objectives. From this point we identified relationships between the specialised agencies which form an institutional group, such as financiers, in the implementation of these proposals in rural Brazil, including the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Bank and, in particular, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Agency. Subsequently, we looked into the proposition of sovereignty as well as the conditions arising from the organisation responsible for its dissemination, the Via Campesina, also analysing relationships between this organisation and the social movements responsible for the territorialisation of this proposal in rural Brazil. Therefore, the scope presented refers to territorial disputes ruled in speech protection of natural resources and agricultural and livestock production with different approaches aiming to demonstrate how distinct institutions think and implement actions to protect natural resources.

Keywords: United Nations; Via Campesina; development models; land occupations; sovereignty; Brazil; rural development; sustainable development; sustainability; social movements; territorial disputes; natural resources; agriculture; livestock production; environmental protection; UN Food and Agriculture Organization; FAO; World Bank; International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; IBRD; International Development Agency.

DOI: 10.1504/LAJMSD.2015.073059

Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development, 2015 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.229 - 243

Received: 28 Jan 2014
Accepted: 23 Aug 2014

Published online: 13 Nov 2015 *

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