Intensified Production Systems On Western Brazilian Amazon Settlement Farms: Could They Save The Forest?

TitleIntensified Production Systems On Western Brazilian Amazon Settlement Farms: Could They Save The Forest?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsCarpentier C, Vosti S, Witcover J
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
JournalEnvironment
Volume82
Issue1-3
Pagination73-88
ISSN01678809
Keywordsamazon forest, bioeconomic model, Brazil, Forest margins, Intensification, low impact forest management, settlement farmers
AbstractAnnual land-use decisions of settlement farmers, estimated to approach half a million in the Amazon, can have significant impacts on forest conversion of the largest tropical moist forests. Given the biodiversity and climate change consequences of the disappearance of this forest, it is pivotal to understand these farmers' reactions to combinations of technologies, policies, and institutional arrangements to predict their deforestation implications. This study aims to find whether settlement farmers in the western Brazilian Amazon will adopt more intensive production systems, and if they do, what the impact of this adoption would be on deforestation and farm incomes.
URLhttp://www.mendeley.com/research/intensified-production-systems-western-brazilian-amazon-settlement-farms-save-forest/
DOI10.1016/S0167-8809(00)00217-6