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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Major Producers of Soya Beans and Sugar Cane
Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
Some of the
most serious deforestation occurs when
there are various commodity booms
at the domestic and international levels.
At such times farmers and large
agribusiness enterprises clear forest
areas to plant more profitable market
crops such as sugar cane and soya beans. At the present time, the production
of soya beans
is reaching record levels,
with world soya bean production
in 2006 reaching about 222 million
tonnes. Brazil is the world’s second biggest
soya bean producer, accounting for
23 per cent of the global total.