Newsletter special issue: Large-scale cattle farming
The contents of the special issue are:
- Editorial: Time for a transformation in global food production
- Industrial livestock farming in Brazil and its incompatibility with agroecological systems
- Perfecting inequality: Industrial vs traditional livestock farming in Paraguay
- Traditional and industrial livestock farming in Masisi, DRC: Between paradise and hell
- Agrarian reform, counter-reform, and the contrast between agroecological systems and industrial cattle ranching in Chile
- The ecological footprint of industrial cattle ranching in Mexico: The case of SuKarne
- Cattle ranching on wetlands in Argentina: Doing the impossible
Read the special issue, Forest Cover 58: Large-scale cattle farming and its consequences for forests, agroecology and biodiversity, here. See also the Foodsource building block What is land use and land use change?
While some of the food system challenges facing humanity are local, in an interconnected world, adopting a global perspective is essential. Many environmental issues, such as climate change, need supranational commitments and action to be addressed effectively. Due to ever increasing global trade flows, prices of commodities are connected through space; a drought in Romania may thus increase the price of wheat in Zimbabwe.