Programa de Aquisição de Alimentos (Brazil): limits and potentialities of food safety policies for family agriculture

The Programa de Aquisição de Alimentos was created by the Lula administration (2003) as part of "Fome Zero" (Zero Hungry). This program aims to ensure access to food for people living in food and/or nutritional insecure situation and strengthen family agriculture, by food that is pushased by the government. Considering the importance of this program as a differentiated policy that we abode in the analysis far of its implementation on national scale, as its operationalization in a specific context, with the spatial cutout of the municipality "Dracena", located on São Paulo state western portion. It was found that, either in national and municipal levels, the program presented a growth on the number of approved projects, participating producers, benefited institutions and resource values. However, even with such expansion, the scope of this program is still quite limited and at the same time, too concentrated in spatial terms.

Public Policies; Food Safety; Programa de Aquisição de Alimentos; Family Agriculture

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