The role of the state for managing voluntary food sustainability standards democratically

Angelina Sanderson Bellamy*, Marcus Gomes, Daiane Mülling Neutzling, Vikas Kumar

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Original languageEnglish
Article number103126
JournalJournal of Rural Studies
Volume103
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Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 11 Oct 2023

Funding

The research presented here was made possible by funding received from the British Academy Sustainable Development Program, Award #GF160033-1 and Cardiff University International Collaboration Seedcorn Fund. When it comes to the role of the state, there are a number of different actors across the departments operating at different scales and with different objectives. For example, when the Ministry of Social Development (MDS in Portuguese) was created, the National Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security (SESAN in Portuguese) was responsible for food purchases and distribution, including for the PNAE and PAA programs described above, which support organic production and family farmers. The Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA in Portuguese was a Ministry until 2016, when its activities were transferred to the Special Secretariat for Family Agriculture and Agrarian Development) and the Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Office (EMATER in Portuguese) are state bodies that support family farmers, providing organizational and development support. These organizations historically work with farmers to realize the governmental policies that are created.The research presented here was made possible by funding received from the British Academy Sustainable Development Program, Award #GF160033-1 and Cardiff University International Collaboration Seedcorn Fund.

FundersFunder number
Cardiff University International Collaboration Seedcorn Fund
Ministry of Agrarian Development
National Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security
SESAN
Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Office
Muscular Dystrophy Association
British Academy160033-1

    Keywords

    • Food certification
    • Organics
    • Participatory guarantee systems (PGS)
    • State

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