Dynamics of the agricultural frontier in the Amazon and savannas of Brazil: analyzing the impact of policy and technology

Dynamics of the agricultural frontier in the Amazon and savannas of Brazil: analyzing the impact of policy and technology

While many goverment policies stimulating deforestation have been reserved, private sector lobbies for uncontrolled logging and soybean export corridors threaten the Amazon. Under a favorable scenario (macroeconomic stabilization, controlled logging and road building, sustainable technologies, global environmental markets) reconversion of natural habitat could be 30% lower than under unfavorable policies and technologies, without sacrificing production

Authors: Smith, J.; Winograd, M.; Gallopin, G.; Pachico, D.

Topic: agriculture,savannas,policy,technology,environmental degradation

Geographic: Brazil,Amazonia

Publication Year: 1998

Source: Environmental Modeling & Assessment 3: 31- 46


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