01 November 2016
Family Farming is an important topic in the research agenda, considering its social and economic roles. This study aims at describing the academic production of the author Ana Elisa Bressan Lourenzani Smith, who, throughout her academic career, has developed research on this topic. Therefore, we carried out a descriptive study, with a choice of bibliographical research for data collection. The documents were collected from international databases and scientific events, considering the variables “titles” and “keywords” that contained the terms "family farming" and/or "smallholder", objectives of the published papers, and the objects of discussion. The results showed that the author has published 07 full articles in journals and 16 in scientific events. The most commonly used objects of discussion were public policies aimed at marketing access, marketing channels, marketing strategies, collective actions and rural development. It has been observed that the author has contributed to understanding strategies adopted by farmers with regard to market access and the role of public policy.