On the contrary, the farmers have a large consumer market – Brazilian consumers. It is worth remembering that 70% of the food that comes our tables is produced by family farmers. And the Lula and Dilma governments took action to the create the means to facilitate the flow of production. With the Food Acquisition Program (PAA), for example, the Federal Government purchases much of the production from family farmers, agrarian reform settlement producers and quilombolas. Since the creation of the program in 2003, 4 million tons of food were acquired. In ten years, the PAA benefited 188,000 small farmers. It also benefited 92 million low-income Brazilians, who received donations of food purchased by the Program.
How can they sell their products, if the family production units are usually located in places that are difficult to get to?