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Sustainability Challenges of Brazilian Agriculture, Governance, Inclusion, and Innovation, edited by Niels Søndergaard, Camila Dias de Sá, Ana Flávia Barros-Platiau

With contributions from a wide range of thematic areas, this book provides a diverse perspective on the contemporary environmental challenges of Brazilian agriculture. Assessing existing experiences of governance interventions, implementation of inclusive and sustainable production practices, as well as technical innovations, this edited volume presents the reader with a nuanced perspective on sustainable future pathways for Brazilian agriculture. In many cases, actors within the agricultural sector stand in a key position to address environmental concerns, which often has generated important breakthroughs and improvement of production practices. Drawing on contributions from authors within a variety of fields, this contribution presents a trans-disciplinary perspective on the problems and pathways through which multi-level interventions can lead to sustainable solutions within the Brazilian agricultural and livestock sector. This book hereby constitutes an informed and timely contribution to the important debates about Brazil’s potential role in confronting environmental problems. More broadly, this volume also sheds light on the process of agricultural transitions in the Global South, and how food security concerns may be reconciled with sustainable production.
Table Of Contents
Introduction: The Sustainability Challenges of Brazilian Agriculture -- Part I The International Dimension of Sustainability -- The Shanghai Connection: Governing the Sustainability Impacts of Brazilian Agri-exports to China -- Sustainability Governance of Soybean Trade Between Brazil and Europe: The Road Travelled and the Challenges Ahead -- Brazilian Agriculture and the International Political Economy of Climate Change -- Brazilian Agriculture and the Global Environmental Agenda -- Carbon Markets and the Financing of Forestry, Agricultural, and Livestock Activities -- Part II Technical Challenges and Innovation -- Effects of Land Use Changes on Soil Biodiversity Conservation -- The Brazilian Way of Farming: Potential and Challenges to Agricultural Decarbonization -- Crop-Livestock-Forest Integration Systems as a Sustainable Production Strategy in Brazil -- Land Sparing and Sustainable Intensification within the Livestock Sector -- Green Digitalization? Agriculture 4.0 and Slow Environmental Governance in Brazil -- Part III The Challenge of Inclusion -- The (Un)Feasibility of Inclusive Rural Development in Brazil -- Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Brazilian Agriculture: Constraints and Opportunities to Sustainability -- Bioeconomy: Brazilian Potential and Challenges -- Part IV Public Governance -- The Brazilian Forest Code: The Challenges of Legal Implementation -- Brazilian Biofuel Governance: The Case of Brazilian Ethanol and Renovabio -- Land Governance: Getting the Incentives Right -- Part V: Private Governance -- Jurisdictional and Landscapes Approaches to Sustainability: Principles and Experiences from the Field in Brazil -- Tracing and Monitoring to Achieve Deforestation-Free Supply Chains in Brazil -- Private governance: Multistakeholder Initiatives and Moratoriums
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2023.
Physical Description
1 online resource (450 pages)
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