A BRAZILIAN representative speaking at the 2008 Agrievolution, an international conference on farm equipment held in Rome, Italy, wanted to clear the record. The Amazon rainforest is not being cut down to grow crops such as soybeans and sugarcane. Carlos Correa Carvalho, vice president of the Brazilian Association of Agrobusiness, stated that the lands supporting these and other crops are located in the southern part of Brazil, far away from the Amazon region, which is in northern Brazil. — Karen McMahon