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dc.contributor.authorBogaerts, Meghanen_US
dc.contributor.authorCirhigiri, Loraen_US
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorRodkin, Mikaelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHajjar, Reemen_US
dc.contributor.authorCosta Junior, Ciniroen_US
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Peteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-17T11:35:18Zen_US
dc.date.available2016-11-17T11:35:18Zen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/77771en_US
dc.titleClimate change mitigation through intensified pasture management: Estimating greenhouse gas emissions on cattle farms in the Brazilian Amazonen_US
cg.identifier.ccafsprojectFP3_GIIen_US
cg.identifier.ccafsprojectFP3_LEDPathwaysen_US
cg.identifier.ccafsprojectFP3_LEDScalingen_US
dcterms.abstractCattle ranching in Brazil is a key driver of deforestation and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Brazilian government plans to reduce national GHG emissions by at least 36%, partly by reducing emissions in the livestock sector through strategies such as intensification, pasture improvement, and rotational grazing. We surveyed 40 cattle ranchers located in the Brazilian Amazon biome to investigate how GHG emissions differed between farms participating in livestock sustainability programs with intensified production and farms not participating in these programs. We found that participating farms produced 8.3 kg of CO2e/kg of beef than did non-participating farms, which represents 19% fewer emissions. Farms that had participated in a sustainability program for at least two years showed larger differences in emissions: 19.0 kg of CO2e/kg of beef less for program farms compared with their counterparts, or 35.8% fewer emissions. Key drivers of the total CO2e/kg of beef in all farms were enteric fermentation and manure management. This paper provides farm-level data supporting intensification as a possible strategy to reduce emissions per kilogram of beef produced, and suggests implications for policy and future research.en_US
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Accessen_US
dcterms.audienceSCIENTISTSen_US
dcterms.audienceACADEMICSen_US
dcterms.audienceDEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONERSen_US
dcterms.audienceDONORSen_US
dcterms.audienceEXTENSIONen_US
dcterms.audienceFARMERSen_US
dcterms.audienceNGOSen_US
dcterms.audiencePOLICY MAKERSen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBogaerts M, Cirhigiri L, Robinson I, Rodkin M, Hajjar R, Costa Junior, C, Newton P. 2016. Climate change mitigation through intensified pasture management: Estimating greenhouse gas emissions on cattle farms in the Brazilian Amazon. CCAFS Working Paper no. 188. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).en_US
dcterms.isPartOfCCAFS Working Paperen_US
dcterms.issued2016-11-16en_US
dcterms.languageenen_US
dcterms.subjectclimate changeen_US
dcterms.subjectfood securityen_US
dcterms.subjectagricultureen_US
dcterms.subjectlivestocken_US
dcterms.typeWorking Paperen_US
cg.river.basinAMAZONen_US
cg.subject.ccafsLOW EMISSIONS DEVELOPMENTen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Michiganen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationOregon State Universityen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInstituto de Manejo e Certificação Florestal e Agrícolaen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Coloradoen_US
cg.placeCopenhagen, Denmarken_US
cg.coverage.regionLatin Americaen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouth Americaen_US
cg.coverage.countryBrazilen_US
cg.contributor.crpClimate Change, Agriculture and Food Securityen_US
cg.coverage.iso3166-alpha2BRen_US
cg.number188en_US


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