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HOMMA, Alfredo Kingo Oyama. Plant extractivism or plantation: what is the best option for the Amazon?. Estud. av. [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.74, pp. 167-186. ISSN 0103-4014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-40142012000100012.
The growing market for forest products has led to the domestication of plants and the discovery of synthetic substitutes. Other variables such as population growth, the change in relative prices, low productivity of land and labor of the extractive activity conflict with the increase in wage levels affecting sustainability in the medium and long term. The creation of green markets and certification can extend the life of the extractive economy, but eventually it will have difficulties in maintaining itself in the long term, with market growth. The insistence on maintaining the extractivism leads to losses for producers and consumers.
Palabras clave : Plant extractivism; Amazon; Extractive theory; Rural development.