Rodrigo Ferraz

Rodrigo Ferraz
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) | Embrapa · Embrapa Solos

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May 2002 - March 2016
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)
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Publications (37)
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O objetivo deste documento é identificar um conjunto de sinais e tendências para a Ciência do Solo no horizonte 2030, consolidados em megatendências. São apresentadas as principais forças de mudanças que impulsionam importantes transformações do mundo e da agropecuária, bem como seus impactos sobre o futuro da Ciência do Solo.
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Due to different combinations of agriculture, livestock and forestry managed by rotation, succession and intercropping practices, integrated agriculture production systems such as integrated crop–livestock systems (iCL) constitute a very complex target and a challenge for automatic mapping of cropping practices based on remote sensing data. The ove...
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The availability of crop type reference datasets for satellite image classification is very limited for complex agricultural systems as observed in developing and emerging countries. Indeed, agricultural land use is very dynamic, agricultural censuses are often poorly georeferenced and crop types are difficult to interpret directly from satellite i...
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The availability of crop type reference datasets for satellite image classification is very limited for complex agricultural systems as observed in developing and emerging countries. Indeed, agricultural land use is very dynamic, agricultural census are often poorly georeferenced, and crop types are difficult to photo-interpret directly from satell...
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The adoption of new cropping practices such as integrated Crop-Livestock systems (iCL) aims at improving the land use sustainability of the agricultural sector in the Brazilian Amazon. The emergence of such integrated systems, based on crop and pasture rotations over and within years, challenges the remote sensing community who needs to implement a...
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O Capítulo 2 apresenta um breve histórico da evolução conceitual sobre o tema serviços ecossistêmicos (SE), incluindo referências a autores de destaque, marcos conceituais, redes de pesquisa, plataformas, agências e institutos com foco em SE.
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O presente capítulo tem por finalidade descrever e analisar alguns instrumentos legais e políticos nacionais de maior relevância e mais atuais, apontando-se aspectos positivos e limitações para assegurar a manutenção e a provisão de SE em sinergia com iniciativas e plataformas globais. Um item específico resume o estado da arte de instrumentos lega...
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A degradação de pastagens tem sido uma grande preocupação no setor da pecuária a nível global, impactando diretamente na produtividade de carne, face a demanda alimentar que tem sido um problema cada vez mais evidente na atualidade. Estima-se que até o ano 2050 a população humana na Terra será de cerca de 9 bilhões de habitantes. Segundo a FAO, a d...
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With the unprecedented availability of satellite data and the rise of global binary maps, the collection of shared reference data sets should be fostered to allow systematic product benchmarking and validation. Authoritative global reference data are generally collected by experts with regional knowledge through photo-interpretation. During the las...
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Ecosystem service (ES) models can only inform policy design adequately if they incorporate ecological processes. We used the Lund-Potsdam-Jena managed Land (LPJmL) model, to address following questions for Mexico, Bolivia and Brazilian Amazon: (i) How different are C stocks and C sequestration quantifications under standard (when soil and litter C...
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Seguindo uma tendência global, a sociedade brasileira, cada vez mais informada e consciente, tem demonstrado uma crescente preocupação com o meio ambiente e com a sustentabilidade e a responsabilidade socioambiental dos sistemas de produção. Atenta a esta realidade, a Embrapa vem atuando fortemente em pesquisa e desenvolvimento em prol da sustentab...
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The recent decoupling of agricultural production and deforestation in the southern Amazon has been made possible thanks to (1) the adoption of intensive agricultural practices, including irrigation, and (2) the diversification of economic activities, including fish farming. Whereas this new agricultural model has brought out positive results to con...
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For agronomic, environmental, and economic reasons, the need for spatialized information about agricultural practices is expected to rapidly increase. In this context, we reviewed the literature on remote sensing for mapping cropping practices. The reviewed studies were grouped into three categories of practices: crop succession (crop rotation and...
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Ecosystem integrity (EI) may be defined as an equilibrium state of a given natural system able to self-regulate throughout many functional processes. The concept of biodiversity is quite diverse, and it is related to different levels of biological systems ranging from the level of genes, species taxonomic richness to functional groups. In this way,...
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In 2010, the Brazilian Government launched the Low-Carbon Agriculture Plan (Plan ABC) to promote adoption of good management practices by farmers and ranchers nationwide (Brazil, 2011). The selected practices included zero-tillage and integrated crop-livestock systems (also known as mixed farming systems) for cereal grains and beef or dairy product...
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O Plano Brasileiro de Agricultura de Baixo Carbono (Plano ABC) é uma das iniciativas que coloca o clima na agenda agrícola para uma agricultura mais sustentável e adaptada, de acordo com as mudanças globais. Entre as práticas apoiadas pelo Plano ABC, o plantio direto e os sistemas integrados de lavoura-pecuária-floresta, incluindo a recuperação de...
Technical Report
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Lead partner for deliverable: WU Authors: Herold, M.; García Esteban, M.; Lau Sarmiento, A.; Hoosbeek, M.; Adam, K.; Morton, D.; Martorano, L.G.; Lisboa, L.S.; Muniz, R.; Sotta, E.; Beltrão, N.E.S.; Vettorazzi, C.A.; do Nascimento, N.C.; Guadalupe, V.; de Aguiar, L.J.G.; dos Santos, V.F.; Simoes, M. and Ferraz, R. Dissemination Level PU Public X PP...
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Complex trade-offs between biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well being are in the process of being addressed at different spatial scales and using a range of methodologies. At the local scale, the drivers underpinning trade-offs, current trends and alternatives towards sustainability were assessed. For the case of the southern coast of J...
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Indicators extracted from spatial models for sugarcane water sustainability assessment: study case of municipalities in the southwest region of the Goiás State, Brazil. The aim of this study was to evaluate the indicators for Water Sustainability Assessment of Agricultural Systems, proposed by Ferraz (2012), by conducting a study case to assess the...
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This article aimed to present a methodological procedures and geoprocessing techniques used for data extraction either of thematic cartographic bases or of spatial models in order to calculate indicators for the sugarcane expansion assessment, applied to four microregions of Goiás State, Brazil: Sudoeste de Goiás, Vale do Rio dos Bois, Quirinópolis...
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Este capítulo apresenta abordagens metodológicas, resultados e técnicas utilizados na avaliação da dinâmica de uso da terra através de dados de sensoriamento remoto. Detalha-se como exemplo o Sistema Enviair, desenvolvido pela Embrapa Solos em parceria com o Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (Inria), Uni-versidade Fed...
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Esta publicação foi planejada com o propósito de construir conceitos e valores sobre o ambiente em que vivemos. Ao explorar vários conteúdos ligados à natureza, como o Universo e sua dinâmica, o uso adequado e sustentável da água e do solo, a questão da biodiversidade e a recuperação de uma bacia hidrográfica, crianças de 9 a 12 anos poderão identi...
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The objective of this paper has been perform an analytical assessment of the potential for sugarcane water sustainability for four microregions of Goiás State in Brazil: Sudoeste de Goiás, Vale do Rio dos Bois, Quirinópolis and Meia Ponte; from the use of indices derived from public secondary data or data extracted from simple models through geopro...
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This article aimed to present the methodological procedures and geoprocessing techniques used for data extraction of thematic cartographic bases or spatial models for the calculation of indices for the evaluation of water sustainability of sugarcane cultivation, applied to the analytical description of four microregions of Goiás State, Brazil: Sudo...
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The integration of geographic objects stored as distinct data sources with heterogeneous syntactic and semantic structures has been target for researchers that with computing systems in distributed environment of geoprocessing over the last years. This fact happens owing to an increasing need for information exchange processed by those generators o...
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The major objective of this report is to assess the transferability of generic Impact Assessment tool concepts, architecture design and technical system for a suitable demonstration tool to MERCOSUR conditions.
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The absence of interoperability is a problem found when is necessary to use information available in institutions that generate or detain the spatial information. This paper describes a methodology to obtain the interoperability between heterogeneous and distributed geographic objects based on the utilization of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)...
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A bacia hidrográfica do rio Macabu (BHRM) está localizada na região Norte do estado do Rio de Janeiro, entre as coordenadas 22°05’00’’latitude sul e 42°10’00’’longitude oeste. Abrange, parcialmente, os municípios de Campos dos Goytacazes, Carapebus, Conceição de Macabu, Macaé, Quissamã, Santa Maria Madalena e Trajano de Morais, compreendendo, aprox...
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The physical aspects diagnostic of the Imbé Bacin integrates several studies carried out for the Sustainable Land Management in Productive Landscapes of the North-Northwestern region of the Rio de Janeiro State - GEF project, which main goal is to support smallholder rural communities in the change from unsustainable conventional agriculture to an...

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Achieving a sustainable development trajectory in Amazonia is one of the key challenges facing Brazil, and is also an important international concern. ODYSSEA assembles an internationally renowned European and Brazilian multidisciplinary and intersectoral team. We aim to produce fundamental science and tools in order to build an innovative multi-and interdisciplinary observatory to monitor and assess dynamic interactions between Amazon societies and their environments. This observatory will serve as a basis for policy development that integrates social, environmental, political-economic and human health dimensions. Our methodology puts the society at the heart of the observatory’s building process, engaging stakeholders and decision makers in the research to favour advancement of their objectives and commitment to sustainable development issues.Building on knowledge framed around ongoing bilateral projects, ODYSSEA brings together several independent networks of international and Brazilian researchers which all have long-term experiences in the Amazon of environmental and social research, each with their own expert skill-sets. We expect significant advances in our understanding of the different feedbacks and linkages between the panoply of pressures exerted on the environment, the factors determining the vulnerability of local populations to environmental shocks and in the evaluation of governance and institutional arrangements aiming at promoting adaptation. We aim to enhance the capacity of Brazilian institutions to assess and reduce the vulnerability of populations in Amazonia.ODYSSEA will help unify an increasing number of bilateral arrangements for research and innovation between individual European countries and Brazil. Whilst these connections are proving fruitful in their own right there is a largely untapped opportunity to upscale the intensity and diversity of connections between Europe and Brazil on all levels of education, research and development.
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Link: robinproject.info/home Objectives: Quantify the role of biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems in South and Mesoamerica in mitigating climate change; Quantify local and regional interactions between biodiversity, land use and climate change mitigation potential and the delivery of other key ecosystem services; Evaluate the socio-ecological consequences of changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services under climate change; Evaluate the effects of current climate change mitigation policies and actions on ecological and socio-economic conditions; Analyse the impacts of alternative land-use scenarios (and other mitigation options) aimed at maximising climate mitigation potential while minimising loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services and avoiding undesirable ecological and socio-economic effects; Provide guidance on land-use planning and other climate change mitigation options such as low carbon strategies and bio-fuel production.