Agroforestry venture in Amazon region shows promise

Agroforestry ventures based on techniques refined over centuries by indigenous people in Brazil may serve as a business model for farming enterprises around the world that are trying to reduce their carbon footprint.

Instead of slash and burn techniques that are productive but hurt the environment, the method relies on planting different types of trees to ensure that fruit is available all year.

Developing effective ways to create a more global green economy will be a major theme of the Rio+20 summit that kicks off in Rio de Janeiro on June 20…

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  1. Its so heartening to see breakthroughs like this happening at grassroot levels. Whenever people can see light at the end of the tunnel and a benefit to themselves its so much easier to facilitate change

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