Cost-benefit analysis of best management practices of beef, palm oil and soybean production in Colombia and Paraguay
The production of beef, palmoil and soybean competes on land which has been covered by rainforest and other natural vegetation.
Land us for the production of beef, plamoil and soybeans is often considered as a source of deforestation in South America. Further, the use of deforestated land by these activities is often considered to be un-sustainable and not resource-efficient. Detailed quantified information and data on a) the current situation and b) possible alternative and more sustainable land use options are usually not available.
This is a subproject of a bigger project on making agricultural production more sustainable. The main objective is to quantify the impact of various land use alternatives (practice change) on production systems, productivity, performance and economics.
The analysis encompasses beef production as well as palm oil and soybean production in ecologically sensitive areas in Colombia and Paraguay.
Decision makers in politics, agriculture, non-government organisations, research and science
For the data collection and analysis the methods developed and applied in the agri benchmark Network are made available. For the data collection, detailed information on regionally typical farms is collected jointly withfocus groups of local experts (WWF, advisory, producers, researchers) applying the standard operating procedure of agri benchmark. The calculation of the results is done with the model TIPI-CAL. The survey and the calculation results are cross-checked with the participating experts. The focus groups are further activated for the specification and validation of the scenarios.
First results are expected for the first quarter 2019.
12.2016 - 8.2019
Project funding number: 21042112
Funding program: BMUB - IKI (Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative)
Project status: ongoing