(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Saving the Amazon? sustainable soy and the new extractivism

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BALETTI B. (1) ;
(1) Thompson Writing Program, Duke Univ., Durham, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines the case of agroindustrial soy production in the Brazilian Amazonian state of Pará to demonstrate how the emergence of environmental governance there facilitates neoextractivism by ‘greening’ it. Through an analysis of the mechanisms and effects of two programs, implemented through partnerships between nongovernmental organizations and corporations, to manage soy expansion into the Amazon, it is demonstrated that these programs have questionable environmental benefits at best and at worst work to reenforce the hegemony of international environmental organizations, to green the image of agri-business multinationals, and to destabilize strategies of resistance


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no1 [pp. 5-25]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 1 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/a45241

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