Cropping Africa’s wet savannas would bring high environmental costs

Africa_Croplands[2]With the global population rising, analysts and policymakers have targeted Africa’s vast wet savannas as a place to produce staple foods and bioenergy groups at low environmental costs. But a new study led by Princeton researchers finds that converting Africa’s wet savannas into farmland would come at a high environmental cost and fail to meet some existing standards for renewable fuels.

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