Commodity production as restoration driver in the Brazilian Amazon? Pasture re-agro-forestation with cocoa (Theobroma cacao) in southern Pará

@inproceedings{Schroth2016CommodityPA,
  title={Commodity production as restoration driver in the Brazilian Amazon? Pasture re-agro-forestation with cocoa (Theobroma cacao) in southern Par{\'a}},
  author={G{\"o}tz Schroth and Edenise Garcia and Bronson W Griscom and Wenceslau G Teixeira and Lucyana Pereira Barros},
  booktitle={Sustainability science},
  year={2016}
}
The increasing demand for agricultural commodities is a major cause of tropical deforestation. However, pressure is increasing for greater sustainability of commodity value chains. This includes the demand to establish new crop plantations and pasture areas on already deforested land so that new forest clearing for agriculture is minimized. Where tree crops are planted as part of agroforestry systems on deforested land, this amounts to a form of re-agro-forestation which can generate… CONTINUE READING
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