• 29 October 2020
  • 14:30-15:00

Put out the match on monocultures?

Plenaries will be available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. All sessions and launchpads will be available in English, Spanish and French. Access language channels here. Français. Español. Português.

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.

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