Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Oxford Research Encyclopedias, Environmental Science. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 10 December 2022

Crop Rotation and Climate Change Adaptation in Argentina’s Agriculture Sectorlocked

Crop Rotation and Climate Change Adaptation in Argentina’s Agriculture Sectorlocked

  • Ariel R. Angeli, Ariel R. AngeliAsociación Argentina de Consorcios Regionales de Experimentación Agrícola
  • Federico E. Bert, Federico E. BertInter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  • Sandro Díez-Amigo, Sandro Díez-AmigoInternational Finance Corporation
  • Yuri Soares, Yuri SoaresInter-American Development Bank
  • Jaquelina M. Chaij, Jaquelina M. ChaijAsociación Argentina de Consorcios Regionales de Experimentación Agrícola
  • Gustavo D. Martini, Gustavo D. MartiniAsociación Argentina de Consorcios Regionales de Experimentación Agrícola
  • F. Martín Montané, F. Martín MontanéAsociación Argentina de Consorcios Regionales de Experimentación Agrícola
  • Alejandro Pardo VegezziAlejandro Pardo VegezziInter-American Development Bank
  •  and Federico SchmidtFederico SchmidtAsociación Argentina de Consorcios Regionales de Experimentación Agrícola

Summary

During the past two decades, extensive agriculture, particularly soybean production, has progressively replaced other crops in Argentina. This transformation was driven by economic, technological, environmental, and organizational factors, such as the increasing demand for agricultural commodities, technological advances, organizational innovations, and climate fluctuations. The expansion of soybean production has brought a substantial increase in agricultural revenue for Argentina. However, the predominance of soybean cultivation poses significant challenges, such as diminished soil fertility, reduction and increased variability in crop yields, ecological imbalance, increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and vulnerability to climate change.

Crop rotation, particularly balanced crop rotation, may result in very large positive impacts on soybean yields, especially in unfavorable climatic conditions such as those experienced during the La Niña ENSO phase in Argentina. In addition to this positive impact on agricultural productivity and climate adaptation, in some contexts crop rotation may also contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions, increased input energy efficiency, and improved environmental outcomes.

The 2018 Argentinian Association of Regional Consortia for Agricultural Experimentation and Inter-American Development Bank (AACREA-IADB) Integrated Crop Rotation Database compiled and harmonized the information from agricultural diaries kept by Regional Consortia for Agricultural Experimentation (CREA) members in Argentina from 1998 to 2016. This new consolidated data set has replaced previous regional templates, and it is expected to continue to be expanded with new information periodically, offering opportunities for further research on the impact of crop rotation on climate adaptation and on other topics in agricultural and environmental economics.

Subjects

  • Quantitative Analysis and Tools
  • Agriculture and the Environment

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription