Title
Soybean trade : balancing environmental and socio-economic impacts of an intercontinental marketSoybean trade : balancing environmental and socio-economic impacts of an intercontinental market
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Biology
Research group
Ecosystem Management
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Engineering sciences. Technology
Source (journal)
PLoS ONE
Volume/pages
11(2016):5, 13 p.
ISSN
1932-6203
1932-6203
Article Reference
e0155222
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The trade in soybean, an important animal feed product, exemplifies the environmental and socio-economic impact of global markets and global agricultural policy. This paper analyses the impact of increasing production of soybean in the exporting countries (deforestation and grassland conversion) as well as in importing regions (decrease in permanent grassland by substitution of grass as feed). Ecosystem services monetary values were used to calculate the environmental and socio-economic impact of observed land use changes. This is balanced against the economic value of the global soybean trade. The results prove that consumption choices in one region have real effects on the supply of ecosystem services at a large spatial scale. Conclusively, solutions to make this global market more sustainable are discussed.
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Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/85a53f/134212.pdf
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