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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 ...

kids.mongabay.com/elementary/503.html

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

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 ...

www.rainforest-alliance.org/issues/food

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

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  ...

phys.org/news/2016-10-small-scale-agriculture-threatens-rainforest.html

Oct 14, 2016 ... An extensive study led by a researcher at Lund University in Sweden has mapped the effects of small farmers on the rain forests of Southeast ...

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.

environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/last-of-amazon

Farming the Amazon ... Spectacular new species found in remote rain forest. ... During the past 40 years, close to 20 percent of the Amazon rain forest has been  ...