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dc.contributor.authorDos Santos, Juliana Silveira
dc.contributor.authorFeltran-Barbieri, Rafael
dc.contributor.authorFonte, Ellen S
dc.contributor.authorBalmford, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorMaioli, Veronica
dc.contributor.authorLatawiec, Agnieszka
dc.contributor.authorStrassburg, Bernardo B N
dc.contributor.authorPhalan, Benjamin T
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-10T09:36:28Z
dc.date.available2020-03-10T09:36:28Z
dc.date.issued2020-02-06
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.otherPMC7005321
dc.identifier.other32029788
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/303256
dc.description.abstractBrazil is a megadiversity country with more tropical forest than any other, and is a leading agricultural producer. The technical potential to reconcile these roles by concentrating agriculture on existing farmland and sparing land for nature is well-established, but the spatial overlap of this potential with conservation priorities and institutional constraints remains poorly understood. We mapped conservation priorities, food production potential and socio-economic variables likely to influence the success of land sparing. Pasture occupies 70% of agricultural land but contributes ≤11% of the domestic food supply. Increasing yields on pasture would add little to Brazil's food supply but - if combined with concerted conservation and restoration policies - provides the greatest opportunities for reducing land demand. Our study illustrates a method for identifying municipalities where land-sparing policies are most likely to succeed, and those where further effort is needed to overcome constraints such as land tenure insecurity, lack of access to technical advice, labour constraints, and non-compliance with environmental law.
dc.languageeng
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceessn: 2045-2322
dc.sourcenlmid: 101563288
dc.titleCharacterising the spatial distribution of opportunities and constraints for land sparing in Brazil.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2020-03-10T09:36:27Z
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameScientific reports
prism.volume10
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.50335
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41598-020-58770-5
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidStrassburg, Bernardo B N [0000-0002-8598-3020]


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