Intensifying agriculture to reduce deforestation

Agricultural expansion is one of the main reasons for deforestation. Improving productivity of existing agricultural lands may therefore reduce the need for new agricultural land at the expense of forests.
Farm trails conducted in Yurimaguas, Peru, show that for every additional hectare with sustainable and high productivity, an estimated 5 to 10 hectares a year of tropical rainforests could be saved from shifting cultivating.
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 15: Life on Land