Agricultural Intensification by Smallholders in the Western Brazilian Amazon: From Deforestation to Sustainable Land Use.

TitleAgricultural Intensification by Smallholders in the Western Brazilian Amazon: From Deforestation to Sustainable Land Use.
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsVosti S, Witcover J, Carpentier C
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org, vosti@primal.ucdavis.edu
Pagination147
Date PublishedDecember 2002
Institution International Food Policy Research Institute
CityWashington, D.C.
Report Number130
KeywordsAgriculture, agroforestry, Amazon, Brazil, development, forests
AbstractThis report provides input to those decisions in the form of empirical information about trade-offs and commentaries among development goals. It does so with a focus on tropical moist forests in agricultural frontier areas, using data from in-depth fieldwork in study sites in the western Brazilian Amazon. There, as elsewhere, tropical moist forests continue to fall, with clearing driven in part by demand for agricultural land.
URLhttp://www.ifpri.org/pubs/abstract/130/rr130.pdf