As the world responds to food security and climate change, Brazil holds a unique position of strength. Thanks to technological advances in agricultural practices and the recent success in curbing deforestation, land use is shifting towards more sustainable practices. Increasing its agricultural production needs while promoting environmental regularization and the conservation of its natural resources is a challenging agenda that brings huge opportunities to the country and to the productive sectors. INPUT Brazil addresses these challenges.
The Land Use Initiative (INPUT – Iniciativa para o Uso da Terra) brings together Agroicone with Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) in Brazil. It counts on a dedicated team of leading economists, lawyers, mathematicians, geographers and agronomists who work at the forefront of how to increase environmental protection and food production.
INPUT engages stakeholders in Brazil’s public and private sectors and maps the challenges for better management of its natural resources. Also, it mobilizes agents of the productive chains in order to promote compliance with the new Forest Code. In addition, the project aims at analyzing and influencing the creation of the next generation of low-carbon economy policies in Brazil.
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