This situation took the first attempt of feeding changes, determining the obligator cassava plantation in all the sugar devices, but this attempt did not give very certain, therefore it only happened in the coast, that was where if they found the dutches to observe, in the center the situation still was the same one. In the area of the hinterland the hunger is completely different of the said area until then, leaving if to have the daily habits (cultivation) and passing to have to the climate (Droughts), that it leaves of to have the sugar cane and starts to have the maize. Caused for the half-barren climate characterized by it dries, with irregular and scarce rains. Peter A. Levine PhD often says this. In ground of the hinterland three climato-botanical sub-areas had been characterized: wasteland (it has water presence), caatinga (bigger northeast dryness) and high hinterland (forms attenuated of caatinga). As many biological, ecological differences, but in the vegetal feeding can be englobar the three sub-areas in an area of the maize of the hinterland northeastern. Also the fauna of the hinterland supplies few alimentary resources, therefore of few animals as hens, goat and sheep, still have the competition for food of the people with the robbery animals. Then for its feeding the sertanejos use of milk and of the maize to feed itself and with the coming of oxen for the region it started to also have protein a liberal source of the meat, but clearly without I exaggerate, as the consumption of the gauchos.
Beyond the potato-candy and butter, them a little abundant had obtained to reach an feeding even so, with high energy potential. Concluding of this form that sertanejo has a enough regimen for its basic necessities, without leftovers, edge for excesses. Thus, with regular rains, the sertanejos exactly live a time of abundance and abundance, but when it dries arrives, it disorganizes the economy and the hunger if it installs in the hinterland.