Dialogue with Society
One of the hallmarks of the Program is the dialogue with the peasant society of the Amazon. This contact takes place through the provision of services, advisory services, accompaniment, and group animation, both through projects and through research that has been done with these social groups. Recently, teachers have supported associations of family farmers and other social categories in the access to public policies through the elaboration of projects, edicts, intervention actions, training and development. Integration with society is also carried out through extension projects such as the Agrarian Residence, which provides training for settlers, as well as intervention actions with farmers and riverside people in the various settlement areas linked to the students of the specialization course in agricultural and socialenvironmental development. Other projects have been conducting actions on sovereignty and food security for the public of the public schools in poor neighborhoods of Belém. In 2014, the Pindova project, supported by Petrobrás, was consolidated and the project to Strengthen Agroecological Practices of Women in Amazonia, supported by the Ministry of Agrarian Development, which maintain food safety workshops associated with the establishment of vegetable gardens and orchards and food processing.
Integration with Society
In recent years, PPGAA graduates have been professionally inserted through Civil Service Exams in various educational institutions, such as the Federal Institute of Pará, the Federal University of Pará, the Federal University of the West of Pará and the Federal Rural University of Amazonia. In addition to these institutions, graduates are engaging professionally in Non-Governmental Organizations, associations of rural producers, and providing support and advice to various advisory bodies that work in some way with rural communities under various names such as family farmers, quilombolas, fishermen, riverine and others.