Amazon Footprints

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A man living in a village on the banks of the Tapajos river producing farinha, an Amazonian staple used as a food garnish and made from manioc, a root crop found locally. Once the farinha had been made, it was taken to nearby towns in 50kg sacks to be sold. Villagers along the river lived from fruit and vegetables harvested from the rainforest but suffered the effects of deforestation as the rainforest was cleared by illegal logging and burning for cattle ranching and growing soy beans for export.