Podcast “Biochar for soil quality and farming sustainability in Brazil”
It is estimated that by 2050 food production will have to serve a population of 9 billion people. Brazil, in turn, is the second largest meat producer in the world, with lands for cattle raising comprising about 158 thousand hectares of the rural area in the country *. Due to the degradation of pastures, which compromise productivity, owners tend to seek more productive lands, demanding a greater amount of deforested areas.
Aiming a more sustainable model in the use of pastoral lands, the director of IIS, Agnieszka Latawiec, led an article on the use of biochar in the recovery of desolated land in degraded landscapes, inspiring the podcast “Biochar for soil quality and farming sustainability in Brazil”.
Listen to the podcast on the links below.
Biochar amendment improves degraded pasturelands in Brazil: environmental and cost-benefit analysis
Biochar can be used to recover degraded soils, according to study
Experiments with biochar begin in Casimiro de Abreu/RJ
IIS starts experiments with biochar
PUC-Rio organises seminar about biochar
Pastures enriched with biochar can grow up to 41% more
IIS and partners publish the article ” Willingness to Adopt Biochar in Agriculture: The Producer’s Perspective ” in the journal Sustainability
The biochar’s potential to improve soil properties
Unprecedent study in Brazil reveals how biochar recovers degraded pasturelands, increases agricultural productivity and helps preserve the environment