IBGE carries out studies in Matopiba to raise data for methodological framework of Environmental Economic Accounts of Ecosystems
In a partnership with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ, the IBGE has been raising data to subsidize the world methodological framework of the Environmental Economic Accounts of Ecosystems in the Matopiba region, a new Brazilian agricultural frontier encompassing the states of Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia. The target area is the Grande River basin in the state of Bahia, which is inserted in the Cerrado biome, showing a multitude of landscapes. This area was selected taking into account the dynamic change of land use and cover, especially due to the cropping of grains, soybeans in particular.
The IBGE-UFRJ studies aim at answering some basic questions on soil loss and water regulation, especially due to the effects of erosion in the river basin and its impact on the water resources in the agricultural and pasture areas.
The methodological framework project
Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa were selected by the United Nations Statistics Division - UNSD to carry out the technical studies that will be the basis for the methodological framework to be used worldwide in the economic and environmental accountability of ecosystems. Part of the System of Environment-Economic Accounting - SEEA, the "Experimental Ecosystem Accounting" project is led by the UNSD and funded by the European Union.
Here is the link for the project on the SEEA page.