Social Technology as a Sustainable Public Policy: The Mandalla Project in Ceará
Costa, Josimar Souza
Maia, Anna Beatriz Grangeiro Ribeiro
Freitas, Ana Rita Pinheiro de
Silva Filho, José Carlos Lázaro da
Abreu, Mônica Cavalcanti Sá
Teixeira Filho, Marcelo Correia
Environmental degradation in semi-arid Northeast has been a great challenge for the Brazilian government. The need to generate employment and income, justifies the establishment of productive activities competitive and covering the dimensions of sustainability. In this context, there is the movement of Social Technology (ST), aimed at social inclusion and development through the appropriation of simple technologies, inexpensive and consolidated in the culture of the community benefit. As a public policy of the government of Ceará, appeared the Mandalla Project, using irrigated agriculture and agribusiness production system, which includes the creation of small animals from natural methods. This study aims to analyze the ST Mandalla as a public policy that promotes sustainable development. The results show that this technology, contributes significantly to the sustainable development of semi-arid and improving the quality of life of communities served when examined against the dimensions of Sustainable Development model of Sachs (2002).