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Food security and land use: the Telecoupling challenge

Grant number: 15/25892-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2016
Effective date (End): January 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Acordo de Cooperação: Belmont Forum
Principal Investigator:Mateus Batistella
Grantee:Ramon Felipe Bicudo da Silva
Host Institution: Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais (NEPAM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/50628-9 - Food security and land use: the Telecoupling challenge - ABC Telecoupling, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):18/08200-2 - The telecoupled world: food security, commodities and its environmental and socioeconomic dimensions, BE.EP.PD


The Telecoupling Consortium consists of four key countries (Brazil, China, UK and USA), vulnerable countries in Africa, two large centers CGIAR (CIAT and IFPRI), FAO and beyond the involvement of stakeholders interested in the topic. This project will use an innovative integrative framework, Telecoupling - socioeconomic and environmental interactions between natural systems and human engaged in different scales and over long distances. This approach can transform the design on side effects of international trade on food safety and dynamics of land use. We will address the issue 3 (Feedback Loops), focusing on the most important commodities for food security, e.g. rice, corn, wheat, soybeans, potatoes, crops for biofuels (mainly sugarcane and corn) and livestock. Processes will be examined at different scales, from international trade in commodities to study regional scale/local in depth. The collaborators of the Consortium places to the project a huge portfolio of projects on food security and land use, representing four continents, providing a needed framework to deal with the food systems change over great distances, taking into account the socioeconomic and environmental consequences of changes in the forms of food production, marketing and distribution. The team includes prominent academics in social and natural sciences as well as key stakeholders from different sectors interested in the topic. The final results of this project will improve the ability to predict the effects of changes in feed flow and land use; tools to facilitate the development and changes in public policies to improve food security by ensuring a more sustainable environment; increased cooperation between major research groups and stakeholders in food production and consumer countries; and the training of a new generation aware to minimize the negative consequences of changes in land use worldwide. The project will provide a comprehensive framework, an approach of complex systems and decision support system to find solutions that will improve food security for all, ensuring a sustainable world. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
CARLSON, ANDREW K.; ZAEHRINGER, JULIE G.; GARRETT, RACHAEL D.; BICUDO SILVA, RAMON FELIPE; FURUMO, PAUL R.; RAYA REY, ANDREA N.; TORRES, AURORA; CHUNG, MIN GON; LI, YINGJIE; LIU, JIANGUO. Toward Rigorous Telecoupling Causal Attribution: A Systematic Review and Typology. SUSTAINABILITY, v. 10, n. 12, . (14/50628-9, 15/25892-7)
DOU, YUE; MILLINGTON, JAMES D. A.; BICUDO DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE; MCCORD, PAUL; VINA, ANDRES; SONG, QIAN; YU, QIANGYI; WU, WENBIN; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; MORAN, EMILIO; et al. Land-use changes across distant places: design of a telecoupled agent-based model. JOURNAL OF LAND USE SCIENCE, v. 14, n. 3, p. 191-209, . (14/50628-9, 15/25892-7)
CHEN, YAOLIANG; LU, DENGSHENG; MORAN, EMILIO; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; DUTRA, LUCIANO VIEIRA; SANCHES, IEDA DEL'ARCO; BICUDO DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE; HUANG, JINGFENG; BARRETO LUIZ, ALFREDO JOSE; FALCAO DE OLIVEIRA, MARIA ANTONIA. Mapping croplands, cropping patterns, and crop types using MODIS time-series data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, v. 69, p. 133-147, . (14/50628-9, 15/25892-7)
BICUDO DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; MILLINGTON, JAMES D. A.; MORAN, EMILIO; MARTINELLI, LUIZ A.; DOU, YUE; LIU, JIANGUO. Three Decades of Changes in Brazilian Municipalities and Their Food Production Systems. LAND, v. 9, n. 11, . (15/25892-7, 14/50628-9, 18/08200-2)
BICUDO DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; MORAN, EMILIO; CELIDONIO, OTAVIO LEMOS DE MELO; MILLINGTON, JAMES D. A.. The Soybean Trap: Challenges and Risks for Brazilian Producers. FRONTIERS IN SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS, v. 4, . (15/25892-7, 14/50628-9, 18/08200-2)
VICTORIA, DANIEL DE CASTRO; DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE BICUDO; MILLINGTON, JAMES D. A.; KATERINCHUK, VALERI; BATISTELLA, MATEUS. Transport cost to port though Brazilian federal roads network: Dataset for years 20 0 0, 20 05, 2010 and 2017. DATA IN BRIEF, v. 36, . (18/08200-2, 15/25892-7, 14/50628-9)
BICUDO DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; DOU, YUE; MORAN, EMILIO; TORRES, SARA MCMILLAN; LIU, JIANGUO. The Sino-Brazilian Telecoupled Soybean System and Cascading Effects for the Exporting Country. LAND, v. 6, n. 3, . (14/50628-9, 15/25892-7)
BICUDO DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; PALMIERI, ROBERTO; DOU, YUE; MILLINGTON, JAMES D. A.. Eco-certification protocols as mechanisms to foster sustainable environmental practices in telecoupled systems. FOREST POLICY AND ECONOMICS, v. 105, p. 52-63, . (15/25892-7, 14/50628-9, 18/08200-2)
MARTINELLI, LUIZ ANTONIO; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; BICUDO DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE; MORAN, EMILIO. Soy Expansion and Socioeconomic Development in Municipalities of Brazil. LAND, v. 6, n. 3, . (14/50628-9, 15/25892-7)
DOU, YUE; BICUDO DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE; MCCORD, PAUL; ZAEHRINGER, JULIE G.; YANG, HONGBO; FURUMO, PAUL R.; ZHANG, JIAN; CRISTOBAL PIZARRO, J.; LIU, JIANGUO. Understanding How Smallholders Integrated into Pericoupled and Telecoupled Systems. SUSTAINABILITY, v. 12, n. 4, . (15/25892-7, 14/50628-9)
DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE BICUDO; VINA, ANDRES; MORAN, EMILIO F.; DOU, YUE; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; LIU, JIANGUO. Socioeconomic and environmental effects of soybean production in metacoupled systems. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 11, n. 1, . (14/50628-9, 18/08200-2, 15/25892-7)
YUE, DOU; BICUDO DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE; HONGBO, YANG; JIANGUO, LIU. Spillover effect offsets the conservation effort in the Amazon. JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES, v. 28, n. 11, p. 1715-1732, . (15/25892-7)
TORRES, SARA M.; MORAN, EMILIO F.; BICUDO DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE. Property Rights and the Soybean Revolution: Shaping How China and Brazil Are Telecoupled. SUSTAINABILITY, v. 9, n. 6, . (14/50628-9, 15/25892-7)
MUNROE, DARLA K.; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; FRIIS, CECILIE; GASPARRI, NESTOR IGNACIO; LAMBIN, ERIC F.; LIU, JIANGUO; MEYFROIDT, PATRICK; MORAN, EMILIO; NIELSEN, JONAS OSTERGAARD. Governing flows in telecoupled land systems. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, v. 38, n. SI, p. 53-59, . (14/50628-9, 15/25892-7)

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