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The telecoupled world: food security, commodities and its environmental and socioeconomic dimensions

Grant number: 18/08200-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): August 07, 2018
Effective date (End): December 06, 2018
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Mateus Batistella
Grantee:Ramon Felipe Bicudo da Silva
Supervisor: James David Anthony Millington
Host Institution: Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais (NEPAM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: King's College London, England  
Associated to the scholarship:15/25892-7 - Food security and land use: the Telecoupling challenge, BP.PD


The project "The telecoupled world: food security, commodities and its environmental and socioeconomic dimensions" is intended to be a part of the "Food Security and Land Use: The Telecoupling Challenge" postdoctoral project (FAPESP/number 2015/25892-7). This postdoctoral project is bounded to the FAPESP/Belmont Forum Thematic Project (FAPESP/number 14/50628-9) built by a multinational cooperation known as "Telecoupling Consortium", which consists of four focal countries (Brazil, China, U.K. and USA), and vulnerable spillover countries, such as in Africa. In this international collaboration project, we apply an innovative integrative framework, Telecoupling - socioeconomic and environmental interactions among coupled human and natural systems at different scales over long distances - that can contribute to our knowledge about collateral effects from international trade on food security and land use dynamics. The global food market makes international players intrinsically connected through the flow of commodities, demand, production, and consumption. Local decisions, such as new economic policies or dietary shifts, can foster changes in coupled human-natural systems across long distances. For instance, understanding the causes and effects of these changes is essential for agricultural-export countries, such as Brazil. Since 2000, Brazil has led the expansion of soybean planted area-19 million hectares, or 47.5% of the world's increase. Soybean is among the major crop commodities traded globally. The aim of this international period at the King's College London is to enhance the Ramon's skills on land use modeling, food security issues and to support the work in progress by the UK team conducted by Dr. James Millington of the King's College and leaded by Dr. Charles Godfray of the Oxford University. The project will also explore international and national data (e.g., Brazil, China, Canada, Russia, Germany) on fertilizers to study the spillover effects of the international trade and production of the soybean to the global demand of Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorous and the potential environmental impacts associated.

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Scientific publications (7)
(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)
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)
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)
DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE BICUDO; MORAN, EMILIO F.; MILLINGTON, JAMES D. A.; VINA, ANDRES; LIU, JIANGUO. Complex relationships between soybean trade destination and tropical deforestation. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 13, n. 1, p. 11-pg., . (18/08200-2, 15/25892-7, 14/50628-9)
DOU, YUE; DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE BICUDO; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; TORRES, SARA; MORAN, EMILIO; LIU, JIANGUO. Mapping crop producer perceptions: The role of global drivers on local agricultural land use in Brazil. LAND USE POLICY, v. 133, p. 15-pg., . (18/08200-2, 15/25892-7, 14/50628-9)
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)
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; 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)

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