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Investing in environmental services

Blamed for serious increases in erosion through conversion of forest to coffee, thousands of farmers on the Indonesian island of Sumatra were evicted from their land in the 1990s. However, armed with research which revealed that coffee farms controlled erosion, ICRAF has been working with local stakeholders on projects that reward smallscale farmers for providing environmental services.
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The difference is limited by complexity and self sustaining in natural forest and in comercial coffee along with shade/cover crops does the same job besides providing lively hood for farming community
posted by: RAVINDER RAJU AMBATI (11:00:12 Tue 10th January 2012)

 

 

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