African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6650

Full Length Research Paper

Determinants of the Brazilian Amazon deforestation

Pedro Guilherme de Andrade Vasconcelos
  • Pedro Guilherme de Andrade Vasconcelos
  • University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil.
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Humberto Angelo
  • Humberto Angelo
  • University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil.
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Alexandre Nascimento de Almeida
  • Alexandre Nascimento de Almeida
  • University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil.
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Eraldo Aparecido Trondoli Matricardi
  • Eraldo Aparecido Trondoli Matricardi
  • University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil.
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Eder Pereira Miguel
  • Eder Pereira Miguel
  • University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil.
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Álvaro Nogueira de Souza
  • Álvaro Nogueira de Souza
  • University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil.
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Maristela Franchetti de Paula
  • Maristela Franchetti de Paula
  • Department of Administration, State University of West Centre, CEP: 85.015-430, Guarapuava, PR, Brazil.
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Joaquim Carlos Goncalez
  • Joaquim Carlos Goncalez
  • University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil.
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Maísa Santos Joaquim
  • Maísa Santos Joaquim
  • University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil.
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  •  Received: 18 November 2016
  •  Accepted: 05 January 2017
  •  Published: 19 January 2017

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