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Slowing Amazon deforestation through public policy and interventions in beef and soy supply chains

The recent 70% decline in deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon suggests that it is
possible to manage the advance of a vast agricultural frontier. Enforcement of laws,
interventions in soy and beef supply chains, restrictions on access to credit, and
expansion of protected areas appear to have contributed to this decline, as did a decline
in the demand for new deforestation. The supply chain interventions that fed into this
deceleration are precariously dependent on corporate risk management, and public
policies have relied excessively on punitive measures. Systems for delivering positive
incentives for farmers to forgo deforestation have been designed but not fully
implemented. Territorial approaches to deforestation have been effective and could
consolidate progress in slowing deforestation while providing a framework for
addressing other important dimensions of sustainable development.

Daniel Nepstad et al. - Science 344, 1118 (2014

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