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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Embrapa Agrossilvipastoril - Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Date Issued: 2017
Type of Material: Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Authors: GARRETT, R. D.
DY, P.
REIS, J. C. dos
Additional Information: Rachael D. Garrett, Boston University; Meredith Niles, University of Vermont; Juliana Gil, Boston University / Wageningen University; Philip Dy, Harvard University; JULIO CESAR DOS REIS, CPAMT; JUDSON FERREIRA VALENTIM, CPAF-Acre.
Title: Policies for reintegrating crop and livestock systems: a comparative analysis.
Publisher: Sustainability, Switzerland, v. 9, n. 3, p. 473-494, Mar. 2017.
Language: en
Keywords: Agroecologia
Integração lavoura-pecuária (iLP)
Integrated Crop and Livestock Systems (ICLS)
Estados Unidos
Nova Zelândia
Agricultura sustentable
Política pública.
Description: The reintegration of crop and livestock systems within the same land area has the potential to improve soil quality and reduce water and air pollution, while maintaining high yields and reducing risk. In this study, we characterize the degree to which federal policies in three major global food production regions that span a range of socioeconomic contexts, Brazil, New Zealand, and the United States, incentivize or disincentivize the use of integrated crop and livestock practices (ICLS). Our analysis indicates that Brazil and New Zealand have the most favorable policy environment for ICLS, while the United States provides the least favorable environment. The balance of policy incentives and disincentives across our three cases studies mirrors current patterns of ICLS usage. Brazil and New Zealand have both undergone a trend toward mixed crop livestock systems in recent years, while the United States has transitioned rapidly toward continuous crop and livestock production. If transitions to ICLS are desired, particularly in the United States, it will be necessary to change agricultural, trade, environmental, biofuels, and food safety policies that currently buffer farmers from risk, provide too few incentives for pollution reduction, and restrict the presence of animals in crop areas. It will also be necessary to invest more in research and development in all countries to identify the most profitable ICLS technologies in each region.
Thesagro: Agricultura sustentável
Ecologia vegetal
Políticas públicas
NAL Thesaurus: Sustainable agriculture
Public policy
New Zealand
United States.
Data Created: 2018-02-07
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