Após as inundações que arruinaram as partes central e sul da China em 1998, Pequim lançou o “programa Grain for Green” (ou “programa de conversão de terras agrícolas em florestas”) para resolver o problema da erosão do solo devido ao desmatamento. No âmbito do programa, as famílias rurais foram compensadas por suas terras agrícolas, as quais foram convertidas em terras florestais. Como resultado da iniciativa, a cobertura florestal chinesa aumentou de 8% em 1960 para os atuais 21%.
Este reportaje de Land Portal analiza el aumento de la producción de maíz en Tailandia y sus alrededores, y su relación con la cadena de valor avícola como ingrediente de los piensos.
Esta história de dados do Land Portal analisa o aumento da produção de milho na Tailândia e em seus arredores, e sua relação com uma cadeia de valor avícola como ingrediente na alimentação animal.
Ce reportage de Land Portal s'intéresse à l'augmentation de la production de maïs en Thaïlande et dans les environs, et à sa relation avec la chaîne de valeur de la volaille en tant qu'ingrédient de l'alimentation animale.
This Land Portal data story looks at the increase of maize production in and around Thailand, and its relation to a poultry value chain as an ingredient in animal feed.
In Mongolia, the word “rangeland” is synonymous with “homeland.” It is a clue to the importance of rangelands in a country where a quarter of Mongolians are herders, and the wider livestock economy provides sustenance, income, and wealth to nearly half of the population. For many nomadic societies herding is at the core of their life. Around the world, rangelands support the livelihoods, social traditions, and resilience of 500 million people, primarily in low-income countries.
The impacts of agribusiness and plantation investments on the forests of the Mekong region have been widely documented. Taken together, much of this evidence paints a picture of global economic forces bearing down on fragile ecosystems and ethnically diverse communities of smallholder farmers. What emerges is a set of well-known trade-offs – agricultural investments can bring livelihood improvements and benefits to smallholders, but also multiple risks to people and landscapes.
Article written by Hal Brands and originally published by Bloomberg at: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-05-16/china-s-land-grab-in-bhutan-is-the-new-face-of-war
(Photo: Buddha at the border. Photographer: Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images)
The Pax Americana made outright invasions too risky, so autocrats are swallowing their neighbors one piece at a time.
We need to understand the consequences of technology, migration, climate shifts, infrastructure and a growing middle class on forest-dependent people
The fifth anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement offers a moment to reflect on progress towards global climate goals. When it comes to protecting the world’s forests, which are essential to global and national efforts to combat climate change and biodiversity loss, there has been little – if any – progress.
The global soybean trade was worth about 9.5 billion of US dollars in 2000. By the end of this year – in 2020 – it is projected to exceed 60 billion. This is just one of the many figures that explains why the last two decades might be remembered as the Great Soybean Expansion, the period when soybean became one of the most traded commodities in the world – but also one of the most controversial.