UFMG researchers see ‘agrisuicide’ in deforestation in the Amazon

UFMG, Ewerton Martins Ribeiro in 10/05/2021

This is the warning of an article published today in Nature Communications, which demonstrates that the practice reduces the volume of rainfall and threatens the profitable double cropping system practiced in the region. This happens, because with less trees, there is less humidity in the air and, consequently, less rain. In this way, agricultural systems start to become unbalanced and the impact on productivity is direct, dropping the agribusiness revenue. The model projects that the reduction of deforestation promoted in a scenario of strong environmental governance would avoid agricultural losses in the region in the amount of up to R$ 5.2 billion.

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