Slowing Amazon deforestation through public policy and interventions in beef and soy supply chains

  title={Slowing Amazon deforestation through public policy and interventions in beef and soy supply chains},
  author={Daniel C. Nepstad and David G. Mcgrath and Claudia M. Stickler and Ane Alencar and Andrea A. Azevedo and Briana Swette and Tathiana Bezerra and Maria DiGiano and Jo{\~a}o Shimada and Ronaldo Seroa da Motta and Eric Armijo and Leandro Castello and Paulo Monteiro Brando and Matt Hansen and Maxwell C. McGrath-Horn and Oswaldo de Carvalho and Laura L. Hess},
  pages={1118 - 1123}
The recent 70% decline in deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon suggests that it is possible to manage the advance of a vast agricultural frontier. Enforcement of laws, interventions in soy and beef supply chains, restrictions on access to credit, and expansion of protected areas appear to have contributed to this decline, as did a decline in the demand for new deforestation. The supply chain interventions that fed into this deceleration are precariously dependent on corporate risk management… 
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