As a result of the profit to be made, more and more farmers have switched their production over to avocados. However, this means that agricultural land that used to produce traditional crops for the local communities in the region is being converted from mixed cropping systems into avocado monocultures. This has knock-on impacts since the subsistence farmers have had to move into native land in order to grow their own food. There are also significant environmental impacts. While avocados don’t often result in direct deforestation, there is an indirect land-use change. This damages biodiversity and leads to species loss. Additionally, the use of agrochemicals in production has a negative impact on local ecosystems, including aquatic environments and pollinators.