Field Visits

December 18, 2017

Fieldwork in Brazil, 2017

Between April and June, 2017, we conducted fieldwork in the state of Mato Grosso (MT). We interviewed farmers and producers’ associations, traders and soybean industry, government and civil society. We used a semi-structured questionnaire and interviews were recorded in audio file. A mental model for each interview was also developed. […]
December 18, 2017

Fieldwork in Brazil, China and USA, 2017

In 2017, fieldwork was conducted in Brazil, China, and USA, with the goal of collecting data for modeling activities and to increase our understanding on the studied telecoupled systems.
December 18, 2016

Fieldwork in Brazil, 2016

Fieldwork addressed farmers’ historical views about the soybean and corn production systems, future scenarios, incentives for production and how farmers respond to input prices and market demand. Goiás and Tocantins engaged in the soybean production in different periods: Goiás starting in the 1970s and Tocantins in the 2000s. Thus, to […]
December 18, 2016

Fieldwork in Brazil and China, 2016

In 2016, with the support of a sister project funded by the National Science Foundation under the Coupled Natural Human (CNH) program, fieldwork was conducted in Heilongjiang Province, China, and in the Brazilian states of Goiás and Tocantins. The teams conducted structured and semi-structured questionnaires with farmers and other stakeholders. […]