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The Land Use Transitions in South America: framing the present, preparing for a sustainable future Workshop will bring together scientists to exchange their views on one of the world's most diverse and dynamic regions in the globe. South America has experienced significant land use transitions in the past, especially due to the expansion of large-scale agriculture in countries such as Brazil and Argentina.

This expansion has supported economic growth, but has caused serious environmental consequences such as deforestation in Amazon. The continuing global demand for increased food production and the expected growth in biofuels production is likely to drive further land transitions in the region. Therefore, South American countries will face major public policy decisions if they are to combine economic growth, income distribution, and environmental sustainability.

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