HC Deb 30 June 1997 vol 297 c39W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what research her Department has evaluated into the links between land clearance for cattle farming and tropical deforestation. [5849]

Clare Short

My Department has evaluated substantial research carried out by US and Brazilian institutions, some of which has been commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank and by the World Bank into links between land clearance from cattle farming and tropical deforestation. Staff in my Department use this information when they appraise project proposals.

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