Increased vulnerability of family farming in the context of a weakened FNS agenda due to austerity measures in Brazil


  • Carlos Germano Ferreira Costa Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation of Brazil (MCTI) -MCTI-Clima/Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Ceará (IFCE)



Fiscal & institutional measures, Food & nutrition security agenda, Governance, Regional development planning & policy, Social impacts & social resilience


SDG goals of ending poverty and achieving Zero Hunger must address the nexus of a transformational shift in the Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) Agenda, integrating more sustainable food systems, territorial development, sustainable infrastructure, fiscal and economic elements to robust social protection schemes. By considering Family Farming government expenditure budget, the slowing and stalled economic growth, and political and fiscal policy developments. We discuss Brazil's high-level government budgetary interventions, the governance and institutional contexts affecting food security as indicators of how aggressive budgetary and institutional measures have negatively impacted the nation's social protection policy environment, resilience, and sustainable development perspectives.


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Author Biography

Carlos Germano Ferreira Costa, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation of Brazil (MCTI) -MCTI-Clima/Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Ceará (IFCE)

Ph.D. in Environment and International Development (Conflicts and Environmental Governance) by the Federal University of Ceará, with a Post-doctorate in Agricultural and Environmental Risk Management, in the mixed center –Ceigram/itdUPM –of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). Currently working for the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications of Brazil (MCTIC) as Researcher/Technical Consultant –National Circumstances and Measures for the Implementation of the Climate Convention in Brazil. His research and teaching work is linked to disaster risk reduction and management, environmental and territorial governance, and environmental analysis.


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