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When enough should be enough: Improving the use of current agricultural lands could meet production demands and spare natural habitats in Brazil
Providing food and other products to a growing human population while safeguarding natural ecosystems and the provision of their services is a significant scientific, social and political challenge.Expand
Production and economic potentials of cattle in pasture-based systems of the western Amazon region of Brazil.
It is suggested that more intensive beef production by judicious fertilization of grass-legume pastures and greater stocking density is the preferable strategy for owners of these cattle systems to improve economic returns under current conditions. Expand
Intensification of cattle ranching production systems: socioeconomic and environmental synergies and risks in Brazil.
It is argued that sustainable intensification of pasturelands in Brazil is a viable way to increase agricultural output while simultaneously sparing land for nature, and that animal welfare is not compromised. Expand
Social and ecological analysis of commercial integrated crop livestock systems: Current knowledge and remaining uncertainty
Crops and livestock play a synergistic role in global food production and farmer livelihoods. Increasingly, however, crops and livestock are produced in isolation, particularly in farms operating atExpand
Perceptions of integrated crop-livestock systems for sustainable intensification in the Brazilian Amazon
Abstract Sustainable intensification of existing global croplands and rangelands is a pressing challenge to reconcile competing demands on land systems for food production and conservation of naturalExpand
Productivity, utilization efficiency and sward targets for mixed pastures of marandugrass, forage peanut and tropical kudzu
This study evaluated the productivity and utilization efficiency of a mixed marandugrass, forage peanut and tropical kudzu pasture, rotationally stocked at four daily forage allowance levels, to establish sward management targets for these mixtures. Expand
Grazing management strategies for massaigrass-forage peanut pastures: 3. definition of sward targets and carrying capacity
Para as condicoes da Amazonia Ocidental, os seguintes alvos de manejo do pastejo podem ser recomendados para pastagens consorciadas de capim-massai e amendoim forrageiro sob lotacao rotacionada. Expand
Grazing management strategies for massaigrass-forage peanut pastures: 2. productivity, utilization and sward structure
The structure of massaigrass tussocks tended to deteriorate at high HA levels, while pastures submitted to higher herbage allowance (HA) levels showed higher productivity, but were less efficiently utilized. Expand
Results from On-The-Ground Efforts to Promote Sustainable Cattle Ranching in the Brazilian Amazon
Agriculture in Brazil is booming. Brazil has the world’s second largest cattle herd and is the second largest producer of soybeans, with the production of beef, soybeans, and bioethanol forecast toExpand