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April 10, 2011

Study calls for REDD+ money to boost yields in West Africa using agrochemicals

Small-scale agriculture — including cocoa, cassava, and oil palm farming — has driven large-scale conversion West Africa tropical forests, reports new research published in the journal Environmental Management.

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April 7, 2011

Low fertilizer use drives deforestation in West Africa, imperils REDD implementation says new study

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April 7, 2011

Slash-and-burn threatens African forests

IBIDAN, Nigeria, April 7 (UPI) -- Farming of crops like cocoa, cassava and oil palm has resulted in widespread deforestation and degradation of West Africa's tropical forest area, a study says.

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25th March, 2011

Palm oil giants target Africa in 'land grab' following Indonesia deforestation ban

Indonesia's move to bring in a two-year moratorium on new palm oil plantations to protect its remaining rainforests has seen agribusiness giants like Sime Darby switch expansion plans to Cameroon, Ghana and Liberia

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21 March 2011

Systematic Use of Fertilizers Can Save Forests, Fight Climate Change - Study

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March 8, 2011

Groundbreaking New UN Report on How to Feed the World's Hungry: Ditch Corporate-Controlled Agriculture

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March 11, 2011

The Global Witness Report is somewhat misleading on the deforestation rate

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16 March 2011

Cash alone will not slow forest carbon emissions

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March 07, 2011

Stopping export logging, oil palm expansion in PNG in 2012 would cost $1.8b, says economist

Stopping logging for timber export and conversion of forest for oil palm plantations would cost Papua New Guinea roughly $1.8 billion dollars from 2012 to 2025, but would significantly reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new analysis published by an economist from the University of Queensland.

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7 Mar 2011

Forest loss threatens Sierra Leone water supplies

FREETOWN (Reuters Life!) - The slopes of Leicester Peak, a protected rainforest on a hill above Sierra Leone's capital, are a jumble of haphazard development and half-finished villas.


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