Put out the match on monocultures?

14 Nov 2020

The Amazon, the Earth’s largest and most diverse rainforest, biodiversity hotspot and home to many Indigenous communities, is on fire. The majority of these fires are not wildfires – they are ignited by someone and can often be traced back to illegal forest clearing to create land for monocultures and support the increasing demand for commodities such as soy, coffee, cocoa and palm oil. Fires are just one of the impacts that monocultures have on the Amazon.

During this Youth Daily Show, the Youth in Landscapes Initiative discusses with young experts from the Latin America region the impacts of monocultures on the health of the local ecosystem and its biodiversity, as well as the health and food security of local communities.

  • Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)