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Amazon farmers cultivate the land quite differently than farmers in industrialized countries. There is no mechanization and few chemicals are used. Hence farming practices adapt to nature rather than attempt to control it. This garden patch is being left fallow, to be recolonized by the forest, but will yield longer term crops (e.g., fruits and nuts) for years to come. The land will take about 150 to 200 years to become indistinguishable from surrounding forest.

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