Financing sustainable agriculture possible, if terms fit farmers’ needs

Much of the deforestation in the world’s tropical rainforests comes so that we humans have enough to eat. But sustainable agricultural practices exist that help farmers coax more corn and soybeans, coffee and cacao, and a host of other products from the soil, without having to draw on land that’s currently covered with standing forest.

The tricky part is getting those tools and techniques to farmers and finding backers to fund the transition from traditional practices to sustainable farming.

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