Meat production in dry forests

Ranching is an important part of agricultural production in South America. Although there are more than 40 million hectares of degraded pastures in the region, silvo-pastoral systems can sustainably maintain both an economic activity, and near intact ecosystems and their services. We here present examples from the Argentine Chaco and the dry forests of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

This movie is based on the results of the research by two IAI collaborative networks: one on conservation and management of tropical dry forests in the Americas (CRN 3025) and the other on climate, water and land use decisions in the plains of Southern South America (SGP-CRA 2031)