The Committee on Education (EC) may vote on Tuesday (12), from 9 a.m., the report of Senator Regina Sousa (PT-PI) in favour of the proposal establishing National Family Farming Week (PLC 4/2017).
According to the text, the week will always take place in the period in which July 24 falls, because on this date, in 2006, Law 11.326 was passed, which established national guidelines for agriculture and family enterprises in the field.
In addition, according to the proposal, events, activities, seminars and conferences will take place throughout the country during the week, focusing on public policies provided for in Law 11.326.
Regina Sousa recalls in the report the importance of article 5 of this law, which addresses the objectives of the National Family Farming Policy. The article establishes credit shares and a guarantee fund; infrastructure and services; technical assistance and rural extension; search; safe marketing; accommodation; health, social security, commercial and tax legislation; cooperativism and associativism; education, training and professionalization; non-agricultural rural enterprises and services; agro-industrialization.
Based on official federal government data, the senator reinforces that family farming employs at least five million families in the country, being responsible for most of the food that arrives at the Brazilian table. It accounts for 84% of all rural properties, despite occupying only 24.3% of agricultural territory.
Distance learning about health
The Education Commission may also vote on Senator Cristovam Buarque's (PPS-DF) request for a public hearing on distance education in the area of health. For the discussion, request the participation of representatives of the National Health Council (CNS), the Forum of Federal Councils in the Health Area; the Forum of Regional Councils in the Health Area, the Regional Council of Biomedicine of the 3rd Region, the Ministry of Education and the Brazilian Association of Distance Education.
Source: Senate Agancia