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Agri-chains and territories "zero-deforestation": what role for the payments for environmental services?

Karsenty A.. 2016. In : AC and SD 2016 Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development: linking local and global dynamics. Montpellier : CIRAD, p. 202-204. International Conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development, 2016-12-12/2016-12-14, Montpellier (France).

Strategies against deforestation are evolving. While uncertainties about funding and modalities of REDD+ are growing, private actions are multiplying, especially on the side of big agribusiness subject to pressure from environmental NGOs and consumers. More than 80% of deforested land is used for agricultural purposes. Industrial agriculture is responsible for two thirds of deforestation in Latin America and for one third in Africa. In addition to their direct responsibility, firms are also involved in deforestation caused by small producers. They are supporting the diversification of production systems towards perennial crops (oil palms, cocoa) through contracts with or monitoring of producers via the cooperatives that supply them.

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