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Volume2
MonthDecember
Year2010
TitleThe Effects of Brazilian Agricultural Property Policies and international Pressures on the Soybean Industry: Incentives for Amazon Deforestation and How it May be Reduced
Author(s)Tyler E. Hazen
Start Page223
AbstractThis Article begins in Part II with an overview of the Amazonian environment and the rise of soybeans as a lucrative export product. Part III discusses how Brazilian property law and land use culture has facilitated transformation of land for cultivation and ultimately, deforestation. Part IV discusses international reaction to Brazil’s sovereignty over the Amazon, including European import practices such as protectionism, desire for hormone-free products, as well as market incentives for soy raised on land that was not deforested. Finally, Part V offers solutions for working within the current system, aggressively supporting the policies against deforestation while respecting the sovereignty of Brazil.