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Title: Poor farmers in the rainforest


1
Poor farmers in the rainforest
  • The problems
  • They face

2
Contents page
  • What is the conflict in Brazil's tropical
    rainforest?
  • Why my group has chosen this topic?
  • What is their position as regards to the
    rainforest ie is it a source of income, a
    precious natural resource, their home? etc
  • what problems do the tribal people face in the
    rainforests of Brazil?
  • What are the benefits for your group?

3
What is the conflict in Brazil's tropical
rainforest
  • The poor farmers are trying to make a living by
    the slash and burn technique.
  • People like McDonalds cut down the rainforest so
    the farmers do not have as much land as they used
    to.
  • This means that the farmers get even poorer.

4
Why my group has chosen this topic
  • My group is involved in this conflict because it
    believes that this is the worst conflict. So we
    want to tell the people outside what the farmers
    in the rainforest get treated like.
  • The farmers basically get treated as if they
    dont matter.

5
Why the farmers need the rainforest more than
other people
  • The rainforest is the farmers home, and it has
    been for a long time, and hopefully will be there
    children's home.
  • The farmers need the rainforest for them to earn
    money or just to grow food for themselves.
  • Mc Donald's dont need the rainforest to stay
    alive.

6
Why the farmers need the rainforest more than
other people
  • The farmers know how to look after the
    rainforest, if they get moved out then they will
    not have a job, so they would not be earning a
    living and they would go to the nearest city
  • The Brazilian government do not want this so
    they should stop people cutting down the
    rainforest.

7
Poor Farmers Using Slash And Burn
The slash and burn technique is a clearing
technique used by the farmers. All the farmers in
the tropical rainforests either do rubber tapping
or harvest such crops like the Brazilian nuts
fruits such as the acai palm which is used to
make a thick red wine.
Up the top is an image of the slash and burn were
the farmers would slash and cut down trees, then
burn to put nutrients in the soil and farm it for
1 year then move on and come back in 30 years
time.
8
Logging
  • Logging tropical hardwoods like teak, mahogany,
    rosewood, and other timber for furniture,
    building materials, charcoal, and other wood
    products is big business and big profits. Several
    species of tropical hardwoods are imported by
    developed counties, including the United States,
    just to build coffins that are then buried or
    burned. The demand, extraction, and consumption
    of tropical hardwoods has been so massive that
    some countries that have been traditional
    exporters of tropical hardwoods are now importing
    them because they have already exhausted their
    supply by destroying their native rainforests in
    slash-and-burn operations.

9
Logging (two)
  • It is anticipated that the Philippines, Malaysia,
    the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, and Thailand will soon
    follow, as all these countries will run out of
    rainforest hardwood timber for export within five
    years. Japan is the largest importer of tropical
    woods. Despite recent reductions, Japan's average
    tropical timber import of 11 million cubic meters
    annually is still gluttonous. The demand for
    tropical hardwood timber is damaging to the
    ecological, biological, and social fabric of
    tropical lands and is clearly unsustainable for
    any length of time.

10
What are the benefits for the farmers

You get to live in the Amazon which is one of the
largest outstanding beautiful rainforests in the
world. You also live in a completely different
way than you would if you lived in London or in a
town. This is because you get fresh fruit and
meat that you would produce yourself. You also
get good soil so that you could grow vegetables.
11
The problems the tribal people face in the
rainforests of Brazil?
  • There homes are being taken away from them (the
    loggers taking away the trees)
  • They do not have the same amount of land or trees
    to use for rubber tapping and to use for slash
    and burn.
  • This will make them have to use the same land or
    trees more often, so they will either become
    infertile (soil) or die or not produce as much
    (trees)

12
The problems the tribal people face in the
rainforests of Brazil?
  • If we keep on cutting the trees down, and the
    Brazilian government let this happen then the
    farmers will have to move, most of them will move
    to the city which the Brazilian government do not
    want, so the government will have to think about
    what they are going to do.
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