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Trase Yearbook: Deforestation linked to Brazilian soy exports

Trase - a partnership between the Stockholm Environment Institute and Global Canopy - has released the Trase Yearbook 2018, which presents the latest insights on the sustainability of global agricultural commodity supply chains associated with tropical deforestation: the focus this year is on soy. The Trase Yearbook highlights how just six companies account for 57% of Brazilian soy exports. Taken together, the supply chains of these six traders are associated with two-thirds of the total deforestation risk directly linked to soy expansion, the majority of it in the Cerrado, one of the world’s most biodiverse savannahs.

Read the full report here and download the executive summary here (PDF link). See also the Foodsource building block What is land use and land use change?

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10 Jul 2018
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Image: Trase Media Pack, Soy farm truck - Brazil
Image: Trase Media Pack, Soy farm truck - Brazil
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