ASPECTS OF FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND LABOR SHARING IN DOMESTIC UNITS AT THE MAMIRAUÁ AND AMANÃ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESERVES

Raquel Duarte Venturato, Kayo Júlio César Pereira

Abstract


From 2004 to 2006, monitoring was performed in agroecosystems in 193 families from 13 communities of the Sustainable Development Reserves (SDR) of Mamirauá and Amanã. For this analysis, the relationship between production and the level of self-consumption of crops was considered, and this paper describes aspects of labor sharing with regard to gender.
As a result, it is possible to see that in wetland areas production is more consumption-oriented, whereas on upland areas selling the production is preferred. As for labor sharing, each community follows a different pattern, but overall, both in wetland and upland areas a trend is observed that those activities that generate greater cash flow and require more effort are performed by men, while women are responsible for agricultural activities directly related to the consumption of the domestic group.
Therefore, it corroborates with the assumption that the work performed by women contributes significantly to food sovereignty of the households studied, since they are primarily responsible for providing the food to be consumed.

Keywords


Amazon;Food sovereignty;Family farming;Soberania alimentar;Agricultura familiar



DOI: https://doi.org/10.31420/uakari.v6i2.90