Estratégias de reprodução social no rural da microrregião de Pinhalzinho (SC)
Authors: Lenoir Heisler, Arlene Anélia Renk, Irme Salete Bonamigo
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In the past few years, in southern Brazil, especially in the west of Santa Catarina, the countryside has undergone intense transformations. These changes are largely related to public policies and the integration of agricultural and livestock activities into the global market, which affects the daily lives of rural households. This article analyzes the main strategies that rural families in the microregion of Pinhalzinho, west of Santa Catarina, use for their social reproduction. From a case study, through interviews with rural dwellers, field observations and surveys in public databases, it is identified that among the main strategies of social reproduction triggered are access to formal education, social security, constitution of family agroindustries and opening of institutional markets, alternative production, entries in the agroindustrial integration system and pluriactivity. These strategies have made possible to observe a rural environment that is increasingly dynamic and, in many cases, synonymous with quality of life.