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Integrated crop-livestock-forest (ICLF)

Integrated crop-livestock-forest (ICLF) is an agricultural production strategy that integrates different production systems — agricultural, livestock and forestry — within the same area. It can be implemented using mixed, rotating, or succession crops, so that there is interaction between each component, thus generating mutual benefits.

ICLF can be implemented in different ways, with a wide range of crops and various animal species. It is adaptable to regional characteristics, climatic conditions, the local market, and the producer’s profile, and can be adopted by small, medium, and large producers.

ICLF can be used in different configurations, combining two or three components in one production system:

 

                                        

 

BENEFITS

  • Optimization and intensification of soil nutrient cycling
  • Biodiversity conservation and sustainable agriculture
  • Increase in net income allowing greater capitalization for the producer
  • Improvement of the quality and conservation of the soil’s productive characteristics
  • Increased production of grains, meat, milk, timber, and non-timber products from the same area
  • Greater efficiency in the use of resources (water, light, nutrients and capital) and increased energy balance
  • Applicable to farms of all sizes and profiles
  • Reduction of labor seasonality and rural flight
  • Improvement of animal welfare due to greater thermal comfort
  • Mitigation of greenhouse gas
  • Creation of direct and indirect jobs
  • Improving the public image of farmers within the society
  • Pressure release, by creating new areas of native vegetation
  • Greater optimization of processes and production factors
  • Economic stability, by reducing risk and uncertainty through production diversification

 

 

 

 

ICLF Network

 

ICLF Network Association is a public-private partnership formed by Bradesco, Cocamar, John Deere, Soesp, Syngenta and Embrapa. Its objective is to accelerate the wide adoption of integrated crop-livestock-forest systems by rural producers as part of an effort aimed at the sustainable intensification of Brazilian agriculture.

Initiated in 2012, the Network, which is co-financed by private companies and by Embrapa, supports a network of 107 Technological Reference Units (TRUs) distributed in all Brazilian biomes and involving the participation of 20 Embrapa Research Centers.

 

Contact us

agrossilvipastoril.nco@embrapa.br

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Bois pastando em sombra de eucaliptos , gado de leite.


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Colheita de milho em experimento de ILPF na Embrapa Agrossilvipastoril, em Sinop (MT).


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Colheita de milho em experimento de ILPF na Embrapa Agrossilvipastoril, em Sinop (MT).


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Colheita de milho em experimento de ILPF na Embrapa Agrossilvipastoril, em Sinop (MT).


Por: FARIA, Gabriel Rezende

Colheita de milho em experimento de ILPF na Embrapa Agrossilvipastoril, em Sinop (MT).