The Future Of Double-Cropping Systems In Brazil
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Gabriel Abrahão is a PhD candidate on the Applied Meteorology program at Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV). Gabriel does research in large-scale sustainability of agriculture, climate change and crop modelling. Currently working on climate-deforestation-agriculture feedbacks on the Brazilian agricultural frontiers.

                       

The Future Of Double-Cropping Systems In Brazil

Brazilian agriculture plays a major role in the world’s grain production, as the country has rapidly ascended to the position of 2nd largest soybean producer and 3rd largest maize producer. A large part of this success is due to the country’s large area where soybeans and another crop (generally maize) can be planted consecutively in the same year, termed double-cropping systems. However, climate change poses a major threat to these systems, especially in the country’s latest agricultural frontier. Over the...

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