World Rainforest Movement




WRM bulletins

Bulletin Issue 85 – August 2004

THE FOCUS OF THIS ISSUE:
THE ROLE OF AGRICULTURE AND CATTLE-RAISING IN DEFORESTATION

Large-scale agriculture and cattle-raising are activities which impact heavily on the world’s forests and on their peoples, particularly in tropical and sub-tropical regions. However, in spite of the fact that those activities are continuously expanding, they are receiving much less attention than in the past. For this reason, we have focused the present bulletin on both, with the aim of raising awareness about the different issues and actors involved in order to create conditions for change.

OUR VIEWPOINT

AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROBLEM

FOREST DESTRUCCION FOR EXPORT