How smart farming is helping Brazil feed the world

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Brazilian farmers supply 23% of the world’s cattle. In the past, water scarcity has made it difficult to meet growing demand. But the sustainable recovery of degraded pastures and the implementation of Integrated Crop-Livestock-Forest Production System (ICLFS) have made the soil healthier, increasing yields while preventing soil’s exhaustion from one single product. Thanks to this and the proper managerial and technical assistance that they receive, farmers can expand their cattle herds without destroying forests.

Published in World Economic Forum

Authors

Daniel Kluppel, Carrara, Director-General, Brazil’s national rural learning service  – SENAR
Ligia Dutra, Head, International Relations Office, Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock – CNA
Bruno Lucchi, Head, Technical Office, Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock – CNA

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