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Farmers face Amazon challenges

Date : 9th September 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story



Looking at the rolling fields and jungles of the Amazon, it is tempting to think that such a vast area has endless resources. That is still the mindset for many who farm here. But the average productivity of the land used for cattle farming in the Amazon is less than one head per hectare (2.5 acres). Using already deforested land more efficiently and creating a sustainable forest economy are seen as key for the region, which faces the challenge of combining development and conservation.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8212841.stm





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