Prospects of the sugarcane expansion in Brazil: impacts on direct and indirect land use changes

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Sugarcane has been an important crop since the initial colonization period of Brazil and is nowadays expanding considerably its cultivated area, particularly due to strong ethanol demand. Ethanol demand has been increasing in the internal market since 2003 due to the expansion of the !ex-fuel car !eet and is also facing good perspectives in the… (More)

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