Sustainable Technologies to Promote Transformational Agriculture with Positive and Long-term Results
The Brazilian National Plan for Low Carbon Emission in Agriculture (ABC Plan) aims to foster shift the perception of farmers and other stakeholders fostering the opportunity to promote key technologies, practices and processes that increase the resilience of agricultural systems, strengthening their capacity to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change, increase the yield of crops, while also supporting sophisticated abilities to control emissions of greenhouse gasses in agriculture. The central assumption of the ABC Plan is that the adoption of conservationist agriculture strategies, combined with the integration of production systems, increases the resilience of production systems, their ability to adapt to external impacts and are more efficient in controlling GHG emissions. These strategies encompass the adequate management and conservation of soil, water and biodiversity, duly compatible with the use of external inputs, thus intensifying production.
Concepts and Proposals