Introduce to students an overview of concepts, technologies and perspectives of
agriculture in Brazil.
Animal production in the Tropics, Biodiversity on agricultural regions, Biomass and Bioenergy Production Systems, Crop protection, Food technology on tropical biomass, Management of Agricultural Landscape, Natural resources, Overview on Tropical Agriculture, Sciences applied to biomass production, Tropical bio-based economy, Tropical forestry, Water management on biomass production.
1. Agriculture constraints in Tropical Brazil; 2. Importance, challenges and opportunities for Tropical Animal Production; 3. Integrated Pest Management programs in tropical Agroecosystems; 4. Overview on sugarcane production; 5. Biodiversity conservation in multifunctional agricultural landscapes; 6. GHG emissions and mitigation in tropical agriculture; 7. Natural cycles and land use change in tropical environment; 8. Experimentation and Statistics in Tropical Agriculture; 9. Water quality in tropical basins; 10. Economic Aspects of the Biofuel Program in Brazil; 11. Natural and environmental resources economics in tropical agriculture; 12. The Citrus industry in Brasil; 13. Asset requirement for distinct scales of commodity production; 14. Extraction of antioxidant compounds from brazilian fruits and agricultural residues; 15. A tropical perspective of feed conservation for animal production.
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