Dynamics of the agricultural frontier in the Amazon and savannas of Brazil: analyzing the impact of policy and technology
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Smith, J., Winograd, M., Gallopin, G., Pachico, D. 1998. Dynamics of the agricultural frontier in the Amazon and savannas of Brazil: analyzing the impact of policy and technology . Environmental Modeling & Assessment 3 :31- 46.
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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
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