Poor farmers in the rainforest. The problems They face. 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
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.
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.