Soy production is booming — but researchers are warning that the soy industry’s rise could be the downfall of Brazil’s climate commitments.
The colonos and beiradeiros live sustainably, but a new ecological station created around them could force these rural people from their lands.
Peru may be worried to conservation of its tropical forests, but deforestation has been increasing, much of it due to expanded cultivation of African palm oil.
The loss would have been due to deforestation generated mainly by the change in land use, agriculture and illegal mining. Only in a year, the country loses an average of 110 thousand hectares.
Better utilization of its vast areas of pasturelands could enable Brazil to dramatically boost agricultural production without the need to clear another hectare of Amazon rainforest, cerrado, or Atlantic forest, argues a new study published in the journal Global Environmental Change.
Industrial-scale soybean producers are joining loggers and cattle ranchers in the land grab, speeding up destruction and further fragmenting the great Brazilian wilderness.
New international forest conservation programme will help stem forest loss in this area of the central Peruvian Amazon while increasing indigenous families’ income.
Brazil’s agro powers are excited to be edging closer to soy giant the United States. But environmentalists say there’s another reason to be very afraid for the rain forest.
Brazil could substantially boost its agricultural output while increasing protection of its native ecosystems, finds a new analysis published by the Climate Policy Initiative.
Researchers are tracking just how much impact ancient peoples had on the Amazon.