Scientists identify optimal areas for conservation and agriculture in the tropics

Source: sciencedaily.com
Farming & Agribusiness

A team of researchers has recently completed a global study on the trade-offs between the benefits provided by tropical forests and its conversion for agricultural use. The team examined deforestation activities of more than 50 countries in the tropics between 2000 to 2012, and identified regions where deforestation is most and least beneficial.