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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deforestation_of_the_Amazon_rainforest

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest accelerated significantly between 1991 and 2004, ... In parts of the Amazon the poor soil made plantation-based agriculture unprofitable. The key turning point in deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon was ...

rainforests.mongabay.com/0811.htm

Jul 28, 2012 ... Agricultural use of some rainforest land proves to be a failure because of the nutrient-deficient, acidic soils of these forests. Nevertheless, many ...

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Every year thousands of miles of rainforest are destroyed for agricultural use. The two groups chiefly responsible for converting rainforest into farmland are poor ...

rainforests.mongabay.com/1002.htm

Jul 22, 2012 ... Saving Rainforests Through Sustainable Agricultural Development.

www.rainforestfoundation.org/agriculture

The destruction of the rainforest for agricultural use is due to two groups: poor farmers with cattle ranches and agricultural companies converting the rainforest in ...

globalforestatlas.yale.edu/amazon/land-use

Despite deforestation, the Amazon basin rainforest is the largest tropical ... Permanent agriculture comprises a smaller percentage of the cleared land at 3.5  ...

www.rainforest-alliance.org/issues/food

Agriculture drives 80 percent of global deforestation and about 1.5 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year. The Rainforest Alliance trains farmers ...

www4.ncsu.edu/~dthollom/world_forestry

The Amazon is the largest and densest rainforest on earth; The Amazon covers 2.5 million miles, about the size of the USA west of the Mississippi; If Amazonas ...

www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/sep/11/tropical-forests-illegally-destroyed-commercial-agriculture

Sep 10, 2014 ... Forest Trends warns that demand for palm oil, beef, soy and wood has fuelled rapid deforestation, especially in Indonesia.

epicureandculture.com/sustainable-farming-in-the-amazon-rainforest

Aug 20, 2013 ... Agricultural conflicts in the Amazon are a recent phenomenon, but new Amazon Rainforest tours and sustainable partnerships are helping ...