Growth in Chile’s plantations may have spelled growth in poverty

Timber production is a $6 billion business and the economic mainstay in south-central Chile. But the people who live around industrial plantations may include the poorest in the country, a new study has found. The study of 180 municipalities or comunas – the first to examine the socioeconomic impact of industrial tree plantations in Chile... Read more

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