Organizing landless peasants in Brazil

Brazil’s MST is at the forefront of social action for just land distribution. Latin America’s largest popular movement, the MST works with landless peasants to identify and settle on underutilized land, gain legal title to the land and bring it into productive use.

Through the MST’s efforts, more than 1.5 million people have been settled on 17 million acres of land, and currently more than 120,000 families are living in encampments, awaiting settlement. The MST is also one of the most powerful peasant and landless workers movements, organizing for comprehensive “People’s Agrarian Reform,” food sovereignty and climate justice.

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