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Título: Deforestation And Agricultural Development In Brazilian Amazonia
Autor(es): Philip Martin Fearnside
Assunto: Agroecossistemas
Desenvolvimento Amazonico
ISSN: 0378-1844
Revista: Interciencia (Caracas)
Volume: 14
Resumo: Deforestation in Amazonia is exploding as a combined result of intense migration to the region and development modes that maximise human impact on the forest. Cattle ranching claims the majority of the land deforested in Amazonia, including most of what is first cleared for annual crops. Beef yield is low, but pasture's role in land speculation speeds clearing for cattle. Measures likely to be effective in slowing deforestation include discouraging land speculation. All fiscal incentives and financing for ranching should be abolished. The vicious cycle linking road building to migration and deforestation could be broken by cutting government expenditures on highways. Changes in the source areas of migrants should be made to redistribute land, favor labor-intensive agriculture, create urban jobs and discourage population growth. The land tenure situation in Amazonia must be defined, and once decisions are made they must be firmly enforced. Ultimately, new forms of economic calculation must be devised that make sustainable land uses profitable, and unsustainable and environmentally damaging uses unprofitable. -from English summary.
ISSN: 0378-1844
Local de publicação: Venezuela
Aparece nas coleções:Coordenação de Dinâmica Ambiental (CDAM)

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