International Trade Damages Tropical Nature: NUS Study (image) National University of Singapore Share Print E-Mail Caption Farmers loading oil palm fresh bunches in Borneo. Oil palm is one of the main drivers of tropical deforestation in Southeast Asia and one of the main contributors to agricultural exports globally. Credit Roman Carrasco Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.