Advances in Management and Applied Economics

Impact of Food Acquisition Program in the Sertao-Apodi and Acu-Mossoro Territory from Brazil

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    The objective of this paper is to analyze the importance of the Food Acquisition Program (FAP) on the dynamics of rural development of the Territory Citizenship Serto of Apodi, from Rio Grande do Norte state, trying to understand the relationship between the economic structure and family farming organization and diversification of the agriculture family, with access to the state market from Brazil in the period 2003 to 2011. As the study methodology included municipal secondary data through desk research and used a qualitative approach, in addition to quantitative data obtained through reports Brazilian Supply Agency (CONAB), which have operations with FAP since 2004.Furthermore, we employ the LLM, Probit and Logit Models with the objective of to verify is the institution like cooperative and associations impacts the amount of investmento in the FAP. It was possible to see the relationship between the economic structure and organization of family farmers (especially cooperatives and associations) and the diversification of family farming operations with the FAP. However, there is a perceived weakness in the legalization of organizations, such as the absence of the Municipal Inspection Service (SIM), State (SIE), and Federal (SIF), especially for processed products like honey, fruit pulp and milk, as well as certification for organic products. Also we found that the number of cooperative and associations impacts the amount of investment in FAP, given that a association more increase in 58% the probability of investment in FAP be greater the R$500.000, 00.