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Coffee and Conservation

Forest panorama

 You chose to balance agriculture and conservation:

  • 1 hectare of coffee on secondary forest
  • 1 hectare of cacao on primary forest
  • 1 hectare of maize on primary forest

Map of your 15 hectare plot of land

You earned $380! That's barely enough to support your family, but it will do.

What do you want to plant for next year? In addition to money, think about these things when planning your strategy:

  • How much land do you want to clear and plant?
  • What crops do you want to plant?
  • How much primary forest do you want to clear?

 Maximum income strategy
2 hectares of coffee on primary forest
1 hectares of cacao on primary forest
1 hectares of maize on secondary forest
 Moderate income strategy
1 hectare of coffee on secondary forest
1 hectare of cacao on primary forest
1 hectare of maize on primary forest
Maintain current fields
2 hectares of in coffee on secondary forest
1 hectare of in cacao on secondary forest
1 hectare of in maize on secondary forest


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