Information evening on agricultural change in family farming in South of Brazil with Sirlei Glasenapp from Rio Grande do Sul. Tuesday, 19.1.2016, 7 p.m.

In Rio Grande do Sul tobacco growing is omnipresent. The living conditions of smallholder families are often very poor, while the cultivation of the crop harms health and environment. The diversification of agricultural production has been supported by a government program since years. Reporting from the communities of Agudo and Paraíso do Sul, Sirlei Glasenapp shows the opportunties of agricultural change.

Which crops could be grown in place of tobacco? Which support is utilized and which is rather refused? How are farmers assessing the state actors of the program? Whom do they recognize as partner for diversifying their family farms? Which measures are needed to support these farmers?

Sirlei Glasenapp is working on her PhD at the Graduate Programme for Rural Development (PGDR) of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Currently, she does research at the Universidade de Évora in Portugal.

Tuesday, 19.01.2015, 19:00 h

FDCL, Gneisenaustr. 2a, 10961 Berlin, 2. backyard, staircase 3, 5th floor

Entrance free!

Languages: Portuguese and German (consecutive translation)

host: FDCL and

Financial support from Engagement Global using funds of BMZ and from the LEZ Berlin.

Apresentação 19.01.2016 [Portuguese, pdf, 8MB]