Beyond zero deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Progress and remaining challenges to sustainable cattle intensification | Land Portal

Resource information

Date of publication: 
April 2017
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
handle:10568/80718
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Key Messages

• A governance approach, combining public policy and private initiatives was effective in slowing down deforestation, but

was unable to support a transition to more sustainable production systems.

• New technical intensification models must be identified for low-productivity systems in degraded lands, adapted to the

biophysical and sociotechnical conditions of the Amazonian landscapes.

• Multiple constraints inhibit progress toward sustainable intensification of cattle ranching, and reversing them requires that

all such constraints be addressed in a coordinated way.

• Designing options that work for all stakeholders, and monitoring and verifying progress of territories toward sustainability

is essential to support current public policies and private initiatives.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Tourrand, Jean François
Pacheco, Pablo
Piketty, Marie-Gabrielle
Poccard-Chapuis, Rene
Garcia-Drigo, Isabel
El Husny, Jamil Chaar
Gomes, Mario
Nexus Socioambiental
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation

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CIRAD is a French research centre working with developing countries to tackle international agricultural and development issues.

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a non-profit, scientific facility that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscapes management around the world. With our global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, we help policymakers, practitioners and communities make decisions based on solid science about how they use and manage their forests and landscapes.

Publisher(s): 
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a non-profit, scientific facility that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscapes management around the world. With our global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, we help policymakers, practitioners and communities make decisions based on solid science about how they use and manage their forests and landscapes.

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CGIAR (CGIAR)

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.