On May 17, after walking more than 230 kilometers, the 12,000 workers who took part in the National March for Land Reform ended their mobilization in Brasília (DF).
At the conclusion of the MST's National March for Agrarin Reform, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva received 50 MST leaders and guests of the Movement. Lula once again promised to guarantee the necessary resources to fulfill the goal of settling 400,000 families by 2006 . “If we do not fulfill the goals of Land Reform, we will have a problem with our conscience‿, he stated. On the following day, a meeting with the Minister of Agrarian Development, Miguel Rosseto, affirmed the hiring of 137 employees for INCRA and the opening of 1300 jobs, besides the other eight points related to concrete measure to speed up Land Reform, including the change in the productivity indexes that define when a property is productive, a new special credit for the settlement families, the guarantee of a restructuring for INCRA, basic food baskets, and a priority of settling 120,000 families by the end of this year. About the 16 points that the MST discussed with the people along the route of the March, the government was silent.