Any experts on Amazonian deforestation?

I'm doing research on the details Amazonian food production as it pertains to deforestation. I'm looking understand the day-to-day of unsustainable farming practices. I'm interested in everything from the politics to what tools the farmers use. If you or anyone you know would be open to letting me pick their brain about this topic, I would be extremely grateful, and happy to repay the favor in any way I can.

Cheers!

Lev