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Sharp decline in Amazon deforestation associated with increase in food production

Date : 9th January 2012, Source : Mongabay



A sharp drop in deforestation has been accompanied by an increase in food production in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, reports a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The research argues that policy interventions, combined with pressure from environmental groups, have encouraged agricultural expansion in already-deforested areas, rather than driving new forest clearing.

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0110-amazon_soy_pnas.html





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