While Farmers Frequently Blamed for Forest Loss, New Study Shows about Half of Farmlands Worldwide Have Significant Tree Cover

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Des arbres plantés sur un champ à Prades-le-Lez (France). Généralement associée à la déforestation, l’agriculture permet au contraire la présence d’arbres, qui peuvent même lui être profitables. ©AFP PHOTO/INRA CHRISTIAN DUPRAZ

Although agriculture, particularly in the developing world, is often associated with massive deforestation, scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre demonstrated on Monday, in a study using detailed satellite imagery, that almost half of all farmed landscapes worldwide include significant tree cover.

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