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Type Book Section - Zero deforestation: A commitment to change
Title 3.5 Toward zero deforestation cotton in Zambia
Page numbers 101-108
Publisher Tropenbos International
City Wageningen
Country/State the Netherlands
URL http://www.etfrn.org/file.php/415/etfrn-news-58.pdf#page=123
Extreme poverty and a dependence on agriculture drive deforestation in Zambia’s Eastern
Province. Improving productivity through soil fertility measures is a key strategy to
addressing deforestation, because poor production practices and soil depletion cause
farmers to expand cultivation into forest areas. Depending on their specific circumstances,
farmers should be offered a range of options to improve productivity. These include
improved soil management, planting nitrogen-fixing trees, or simply improving the use
of agricultural inputs.

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