• Antonio Thomaz Junior UNESP


We have used the concept of hydro-agricultural business in our studies, since we understand that capital, when searching for flat, fertile lands with favorable logistics, also requires water availability and expropriates traditional and native peasant populations. Thus, whether superficial or from aquifers, water is at the center of territorial disputes and conflicts. It is necessary to add, that in this route of exclusion the systemic degradation of workers and of the natural and transformed environments has intensified. That is, the differentiated advantages for the monoculture / latifundial / agricultural-exporting project, which has heavily penalized and condemned millions of workers to exclusion and expulsion from the land, and the population in general to diseases, chronic risks of contamination and pure and simple discarding. These consolidate themselves in the name of the modernization of production processes, as evidenced by the research in which many of us are involved. Learning about these processes and their effects requires care and attention to specific occurrences and procedures to address them. This may be a new phase of social exclusion, in the context of the systemic degradation of labor in hydro-agricultural business.

Author Biography

Antonio Thomaz Junior, UNESP

Professor dos Cursos de Graduação e de Pós-Graduação da FCT/UNESP/Presidente Prudente; Membro do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geografia/IPPRI/UNESP; Pesquisador PQ-1/CNPq; Coordenador do Grupo de Pesquisa ";;;;Centro de Estudos de Geografia do Trabalho";;;; (CEGeT); e do Coletivo CETAS de Pesquisadores (Centro de Estudos do Trabalho, Ambiente e Saúde).  

How to Cite
THOMAZ JUNIOR, Antonio. SYSTEMIC DEGRADATION OF WORK IN THE HYDRO-AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS. Mercator, Fortaleza, v. 16, sep. 2017. ISSN 1984-2201. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 14 june 2024. doi:


Degradação sistêmica; Trabalho; Agrohidronegócio; Classe trabalhadora; Saúde-Doença; Systemic degradation; Labor; Hydro-agricultural business; Working class; Health-disease; Degradación Sistémica.;Trabajo. Agrohidronegócio; Clase trabajadora; Salud