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The key questions of the oil palm sentinel landscape are as follows:
What is the impact of oil palm expansion on local and national models of economic development and what are the associated impacts on land-use change trajectories?
What is the role of state policies vis-à-vis corporate strategies in the adoption of business models and production networks under diverse political economy contexts?
Under what investment and business models can oil palm contribute to achieve better impacts for poverty reduction while resulting in lower impacts on forest conversion?
What mechanisms are more effective to reduce the negative impacts, and to promote more sustainable and inclusive business models of oil palm production? Are the costs of complying with these mechanisms excluding smallholder oil palm production?

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