Cropping Africa’s wet savannas would bring high environmental costs

16 marzo 2015

With the global population rising, analysts and policymakers have targeted Africa’s vast wet savannas as a place to produce staple foods and bioenergy groups at low environmental costs. But a new report finds that converting Africa’s wet savannas into farmland would come at a high environmental cost and, in some cases, fail to meet existing standards for renewable fuels.
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