Title

Developing Sustainable Agricultural Incomes: A case study from the Amazon Basin

Poster Number

6

Lead Author Major

International Studies and Economics

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Bill Herrin

Faculty Mentor Department

Economics

Abstract/Artist Statement

This paper analyzes the factors that influence rural farm income in the Amazon Basin in Brazil. The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest with the most diverse flora and fauna found anywhere. One of the most important aspects of the forest is the amount of carbon dioxide that is processed, which has a significant effect on world climate change. Deforestation has been growing in this region as more people are searching for farmland to try to make an income for their families in this region. Rural farming techniques such as slash and burn have negative effects for the forest but are popular because of the quick benefits to the farmers. This paper helps identify the most important determinants of farm income to help suggest less damaging ways for rural farmers to earn a sustainable income. The study uses data from the Dynamics of Household Land Use and Economic Welfare on the Amazon Frontier, 1996-2005, Rondonia, Brazil, and is from Salisbury University.

Location

Tiger Lounge

Start Date

21-4-2012 10:00 AM

End Date

21-4-2012 12:00 PM

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Developing Sustainable Agricultural Incomes: A case study from the Amazon Basin

Tiger Lounge

This paper analyzes the factors that influence rural farm income in the Amazon Basin in Brazil. The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest with the most diverse flora and fauna found anywhere. One of the most important aspects of the forest is the amount of carbon dioxide that is processed, which has a significant effect on world climate change. Deforestation has been growing in this region as more people are searching for farmland to try to make an income for their families in this region. Rural farming techniques such as slash and burn have negative effects for the forest but are popular because of the quick benefits to the farmers. This paper helps identify the most important determinants of farm income to help suggest less damaging ways for rural farmers to earn a sustainable income. The study uses data from the Dynamics of Household Land Use and Economic Welfare on the Amazon Frontier, 1996-2005, Rondonia, Brazil, and is from Salisbury University.