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Development of a conceptual proposal for heat waves applied to industrial swine production

Grant number: 19/25181-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2020
Effective date (End): February 28, 2021
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agricultural Engineering - Rural Buildings and Ambience
Principal researcher:Késia Oliveira da Silva Miranda
Grantee:Mayara Pardi Ikeda
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil


Climate change can have direct and indirect impacts on humans, agricultural production and animal production. In the climate of climate change, there are the so-called extreme events. These events include hot flashes, which in turn are classified as an abnormally hot period. According to the IPCC reports, there will be an increase in hot flashes in the coming years. Livestock systems are susceptible to weather variations, especially temperature. Among these systems can be cited swine production. Pork is the most consumed in the world, and Brazil is ranked as the fourth largest producer and fourth largest exporter in the world. In this context, the main objective of the research will be to develop a conceptual proposal (parameters) for heat waves applied to the industrial swine production in the different production phases. The materials and methods section will be divided into four steps. The first step will be responsible for presenting conceptual survey about hot flashes. In the second part will be obtained the physical data of the project. The third step will be responsible for performing a comparative analysis between the parameters obtained in the previous steps. Finally, in the last stage, a mapping of the heat waves will be performed for the main regions of Brazil. It is expected that the research results point to a new concept (parameters) of heat waves, considering the different phases of swine production.

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