July 18, 2018

External Advisory Board (EAB) Meeting – Beijing, China, October, 2016

The EAB was invited to attend research presentations delivered by members of the Consortium during the meeting held in Beijing in October, 2016. Project achievements and the main challenges faced during 2016 were reported. Prior to the meeting, the research team submitted responses to the EAB report from the first […]
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, 2017

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting – New Orleans, USA, December, 2017

The AGU is the largest Earth and Space Science meeting in the world and in 2017 was held in New Orleans, US, December 11 – 15. At the conference, project team members presented work in progress and attended the section dedicated to telecoupling research “Integrated Assessment Modeling, Coupled Human and […]
April 18, 2017

US-IALE – Baltimore, USA, April, 2017

The conference of the International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) was held in Baltimore, US, April, 2017. During this meeting, project team members presented research advances during a workshop and a symposium. The workshop explored the development and applications of the “Telecoupling Toolbox”, which can inform decision-making. Because of the […]
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. […]
October 18, 2016

Project Team Annual Meeting – Beijing, China, October, 2016

The project team had its second annual meeting in October, 2016, at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Beijing. The meeting focused initially on discussing the advances of each research group and individuals to provide an accurate report to the funding agencies: FAPESP (Brazil), NERC (United Kingdom) and NSF […]
October 16, 2016

Meeting with the Brazilian Ambassador and with the Agricultural Counselor in China – Beijing, China, October, 2016

The meeting happened at the Brazilian Embassy in Beijing in October 17, 2016. Participants: Marcos Caramuru de Paiva (Brazilian Ambassador in China) Andréa Bertolini (Brazilian Agricultural Counselor in China) Mateus Batistella (Unicamp, Embrapa) Luiz Antonio Martinelli (Cena/USP) Ramon Felipe Bicudo da Silva (Unicamp) The Brazilian researchers presented the project scope […]