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Ritaumaria Pereira

PhD 2013

Alum_PereiraI am a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Gibbs Land Use and Environment Lab, part of Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies at University of Wisconsin – Madison. Working with Dr. Holly Gibbs, I have lead data collection and analysis for a large project funded by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The project aims to understand the impacts of zero-deforestation policy interventions for soy and cattle in the Brazilian Amazon. With this project, we have been able to interact with policymakers, beef industry and ranchers and, in partnership with Brazilian non-governmental organizations, we have worked to develop solutions, and to inform all sectors involved in the cattle economy, about better practices on the ground to make possible the development of sustainable livestock.