Resumo: The region of Chapada do Araripe, in Brazil, is an important producer of gypsum, having high energy demand for the industrial process. Currently, the main source of energy is the wood from Caatinga vegetation. In order to reduce deforestation and promote the regional gypsum industry, eucalyptus has been indicated as an alternative to generate energy. Eucalyptus integrated systems with adapted forage plant is a strategy to ensure stability and diversify the production systems, increasing the supply of wood for energy and fodder for animal feeding.
Resumo: The objective was to evaluate the microbial biomass carbon (MBC) dynamics in different managements: Crop-Livestock-Forest integration systems, soybean/pasture rotation and native forest, in Brazilian Cerrado.
Resumo: Mixed farming systems have great potential to combine food production with environmental services, including climate change mitigation and biodiversity preservation. This study contributed to the evaluation of integrated crop-livestock (ICL) and crop-livestock-forestry (ICLF) production systems from the point of view of their potential for carbon (C) sequestration in the soil and in the production system as a whole.