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Less haze in Singapore as the cause becomes clearer and more complex
Date:7/8/2013

anies with headquarters in Singapore and Malaysia, where the undesirable haze accompanies the financial returns on their investments.

Before 1998, the blame for starting the fires was put exclusively on smallholders' 'shifting cultivation' techniques, with large-scale plantations and development projects protected from any criticism by the government.

But the 1997/8 fires in Sumatra and the change of regime in Indonesia threw new light onto the debate and it became evident that burning was the cheapest option widely used by all farmers, whether on a small or large scale or on peat or mineral soils.


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Contact: Dr. Meine van Noordwijk
m.vannoordwijk@cgiar.org
62-251-862-5415
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Source:Eurekalert

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