Lucas Simons

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Past, Present and Future: The Road to a Sustainable Agricultural Sector
Past, Present and Future: The Road to a Sustainable Agricultural Sector

The Next Economy / Thick clouds of smoke, a suffocating heat. Forests, lush and green and bustling with all types of life, reduced to burned land and ashes. In Indonesia, in the 1997-98 fires, approximately 10 million hectares of rainforest, an area the size of Switzerland, were affected. The regional economic costs of the fires were estimated at $9 billion. These fires were set deliberately, by palm oil estates, to clear land for rapid and cheap expansion of their plantations, and to hide timber poaching and land theft. - 4 years ago

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