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In pictures: Life on a landless camp in Brazil
Death lurks

Once the MST claim has been recognised, the long process of building a permanent, viable community can begin. The land is divided up and ploughed, usually using non-GM techniques.

But even years later, illness is common. This baby died from flu. Though each family has its own plot, a lack of expertise and credit to buy seeds and equipment frequently leaves the community on the brink of starvation - and despair.

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