Environmentally-Unfriendly Yerba mate Cultivation in Misiones, Argentina

Sickly-looking shrubs under a clear blue sky, in exposed reddish soilView Full Resolution

This photo shows environmentally-unfriendly Yerba mate cultivation in Misiones, Argentina. The exposed soil here is vulnerable to erosion, contributing to soil loss and pollution downstream. A more environmentally-friendly operation would have little exposed soil. This would also result in greater productivity.

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