[FoodFirst Backgrounder] Now It Is Time: The MST and Grassroots Land Reform in Brazil, Spring 2003
Now It Is Time: The MST and Grassroots Land Reform in Brazil
By: Angus Wright and Wendy Wolford
"Since the late 1970s, more than one million people in Brazil have transformed their lives. They have done so by organizing peaceful protests that have forced the Brazilian government to redistribute approximately 20 million acres of agricultural land to 350,000 families and to assist them further in creating new livelihoods. These people have vastly improved the quality of education and health care available to their families, achieving these gains by successfully challenging the institutions and some of the most powerful people of Brazil, a nation of 175 million people and one of the world's ten largest economies..."
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