In recent years, sustainable agriculture has been promoted as an effective tool to reduce deforestation in tropical areas. This analysis (available in both English and Spanish) explores the conditions under which sustainable agriculture works to achieve conservation in tropical forest settings and outlines clear, useful, and practical principles for designing, managing, and monitoring sustainable agriculture strategies.
Margoluis, R., V. Russell, M. González, O. Rojas, J. Magdaleno, G. Madrid, and D. Kaimowitz. 2001. Maximum yield? Sustainable agriculture as a tool for conservation. Washington, D.C.: Biodiversity Support Program.