This report, produced by the Tropical Forest Alliance, tracks the relationship between the rising demand for food and agricultural products and deforestation and paints a picture of increasing demands on tropical forest landscapes. It explores how commodity-driven deforestation occurs under conditions of competing pressures from food security, rural development, global trade and environmental protection.
Preserving tropical forests is possible, and it can happen if stakeholders working to tackle the issue deploy systemic solutions that take into account these competing pressures of growing agricultural demand, sustaining livelihoods and ensuring economic development.
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