Urban Agriculture Law, Minas Gerais, Brazil

State/Province: Minas Gerais
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Spatial Distinction: All
Level of Government: Municipality; State (sub-national)
Population: 19,597,330
Population Range: 5 million - 19.9 million
Policy Type: Legislation and regulation
Link to Policy (PDF): PDF
Year of Adoption: 2006
Food Systems Sector(s): Food acquisition, preparation and consumption; Food production
Policy Keywords: aquaculture; credit access; education; employment; environmental protection; farmer cooperative; farmers markets; food access; food security; hygiene; income generation; locally owned businesses; malnutrition; markets; nutrition; private-public partnership; public health; research; social inclusion; technical assistance; transfer of development rights; urban agriculture; vacant spaces; vulnerable groups; waste management
Adopting Government Department(s): State of Minas Gerais
Lead Implementing Entity(s): Office of the Governor
Support Entity(s): Food Security Council of Minas Gerais
Policy Outcome(s):

Policy to support urban agriculture in order to improve food and nutritional security of the population. The use of property for urban agriculture is considered a "social function", and facilitates transfer of private property to UA uses.