Environmental, Social & Economic Impacts projects

Pasture to Crop Transitions in Cerrado Brazil

Initiated in Summer 2013 and set to end in December 2014, the fellowship focuses on socioeconomic dimensions of Brazilian land use governance. The primary research task is an investigation of socio-economic determinants of pasture-to-crop conversion in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Additional research activities focus on the drivers of double cropping, expert judgment of climate change mitigation from land use in Brazil, land scarcity as a determinant of agricultural development, and cattle ranching intensification in Brazil.

project Highlights

2014 Highlights

Initiated in Summer 2013, the two-year project focused on socioeconomic dimensions of Brazilian land use governance. The primary research task was an investigation of socio-economic determinants of pasture to crop conversion in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Additional research activities focus on the drivers of double cropping, scarcity as a determinant of agricultural development, and cattle ranching intensification in Brazil.

Publications

Published in 2014

Cattle Ranching Intensification in Brazil Can Reduce Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sparing Land From Deforestation, A. Cohn, A. Mosnier, P. Havlik, H. Valin, M. Obersteiner, E. Schmid, M. O'Hare, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1307163111, April 28, 2014.

 

Recent Cropping Frequency, Expansion, and Abandonment in Mato Grosso, Brazil Had Selective Land Characteristics, S. Spera, A. Cohn, L. VanWey, J. F. Mustard, B. F. T. Rudorff, J. Risso, M. Adami, Environmental Research Letters, V. 9, 064010, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/6/064010, June 9, 2014.


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