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SACCO DOS ANJOS, Flávio; GROSSI, Mauro Eduardo Del  and  VELLEDA CALDAS, Nádia. The food security under another look: analysis on the evolution of the Brazilian population occupied in activities of self-consumption. Invest. Geog [online]. 2010, n.73, pp.103-118. ISSN 2448-7279.

The article analyzes the evolution of the Brazilian active population occupied in activities of self-consumption between 2001 and 2006 years. The date used come from the National Research on Sample of Domiciles. The authors examine the situation since the point of view the individuals and families (rural or urban), also classified as employers, self employed e and workers families, besides others forms of classification (exclusively agrarian, no-agrarian and pluriactive). The study reveals an important and general increment on the population employed in the self-consumption activities. However this research showed that this kind of activity is essentially feminine which occupies approximately 6.1 million of families in rural and urban areas of Brazil.

Keywords : Self-consumption production; food security; occupied population.

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