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The circular agriculture applied in neighbouring countries: the case of biogas on the border between Ecuador and Perú
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Agrarian economy
Information
Abstract
This study quantifies the synergies between agriculture and bioenergy, considering biogas production as part of a set of systemic initiatives related to circular agriculture. The costs and benefits of each initiative are estimated both separately and within the system as a whole. The field of study is the border area between Ecuador and Peru, where the governments recently adopted legal measures to develop the bioenergy sector. We apply a multicriteria approach taking into account economic, social and environmental dimensions. We evaluate two scenarios that encompass biogas production, municipal solid waste treatment and manure management. Results of this study show positive effects regarding the return of public and private investment, a sustainable reduction of extreme income poverty, a significant reduction in CO2 emissions in livestock production and a slower rate of expansion of the agricultural frontier. We conclude that under a systemic approach based on circular agriculture, strategies like the one analyzed here are economically feasible and have a promising future.
International
Si
Congress
17th European Congress on Biotechnology
960
Place
Krakov, Poland
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0000-0000
Start Date
03/07/2016
End Date
06/07/2016
From page
1
To page
2
17th European Congress on Biotechnology
Participants
  • Autor: Cristhian Antonio Vega Quezada (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Blanco Fonseca (UPM)
  • Autor: Hugo Romero
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
  • Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
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