A new tool assesses deforestation and conversion of native vegetation at the farm level for soy production areas in the Cerrado, Brazil. It also includes Brazilian Forest Code related indicators and other compliance checks.
A report by Mighty Earth, in partnership with Repórter Brasil and Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV), links US soy trader, Bunge, to the equivalent of 15,897 soccer fields of recent deforestation in the threatened Cerrado savannah in Brazil.
SIM says the Responsible Commodities Facility (RCF), a new system of financial incentives for farmers in Brazil who commit to deforestation- and conversion-free (DCF) soy cultivation, is progressing as scheduled.
Leading soy traders have collectively developed a protocol to monitor and trace soybeans from indirect suppliers in the Cerrado, they have also initiated a financial scheme to incentivize sustainable land use practices.
A new mechanism has been developed, the Responsible Commodities Facility (RCF), with the goal of protecting vast tracts of native Cerrado vegetation in Brazil, reducing CO2 emissions and protecting biodiversity.
Agribusiness giant, Bunge, last week announced it was launching a new monitoring program in the Cerrado, becoming the first global company to foster mass action in that region to track indirect purchases of soybeans.
The Soft Commodities Forum (SCF) is exploring new ways to further refine and improve the accuracy of traceability at the farm level in Brazil’s Cerrado region, as it members achieve and even surpass the targets the group set around soy sourcing traceability...
Agribusiness giant, Bunge, says its recently released 9th Non-Deforestation Progress Report highlights additional progress the group has made toward its goal of achieving deforestation-free value chains worldwide by 2025.
Chinese agri-commodities giant, COFCO International, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, are partnering to help improve the sustainability of soy farming in Brazil’s Cerrado Biome.
Tesco, Nutreco and Grieg Seafood have become the first companies to lend their support to a new industry-led scheme aimed at helping to end soy-linked deforestation in one of Brazil’s most biodiverse regions, the Cerrado.