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Class, Inequality and Community Development$
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Mae Shaw and Marjorie Mayo

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447322450

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447322450.001.0001

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Rural–urban alliances for community development through land reform from below

Rural–urban alliances for community development through land reform from below

(p.153) Ten Rural–urban alliances for community development through land reform from below
Class, Inequality and Community Development
María Elena Martínez-Torres, Frederico Daia Firmiano
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This chapter describes the alliances for land rights between urban and rural workers in the area of Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. The authors focus on the community development experience of the Mario Lago land reform settlement or asentamento. The fact that Mario Lago is literally located at the edge of the city, brings into play a wide range of urban organizations together in alliances with the rural Landless Workers Movement (MST), for campaigns and actions on a variety of issues, such as distribution of healthy food, transportation, housing and environmental concerns. Although the Mario Lago community is under constant pressure from the agribusiness complex and from developers, the residents continuously engage in a struggle to create and recreate community life by producing healthy food and protecting the environment. They are an example of how alliances between urban and rural people can help achieve community development based on agrarian reform from below.

Keywords:   Ribeirão Preto, Mario Lago land reform settlement, rural landless workers movement, Brazil, Community

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