Cattle Ranching

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1. The rainforest is cleared to provide space for palm oil and cattle ranching.
2 Palm oil can be used to make food and cattle sold for beef

Effects of ranching

Environmental
1. Large areas of natural rainforest are cleared
2. Soil feritly is exhausted after 20 years of farming

Social and political
1. The Yanomano have watched their land and way of life disappear
2. The Yanomano have had to move to the big cities

Economic
1. Provides jobs and can earn money to pay off debts