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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Brazil launches major push for sustainable palm oil in the Amazon

Brazil launches major push for sustainable palm oil in the Amazon

Date : 7th May 2010, Source : Mongabay



Brazilian President Lula da Silva on Thursday laid out plans to expand palm oil production in the Amazon while minimizing risk to Earth's largest rainforest. The plan, called the Program for Sustainable Production of Palm Oil (O Programa de Produção Sustentável de Óleo de Palma), will provide $60 million to promote cultivation of oil palm in abandoned and degraded agricultural areas, including long-ago deforested lands used for sugar cane and pasture. Brazilian officials claim up to 50 million hectares of such land exist in the country.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0507-amazon_palm_oil.html





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