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Brazil Beef Volume
3.16M tin 2020
Brazil Beef Deforestation
949k hain 2020

Exporting Companies

5 companies
are exposed to

64% of Deforestation

of Brazil beef exports

Hotspots

10% of Regions (MUNICIPALITIES)
account for

93% of Deforestation

of Brazil beef production

Importing Countries

5 countries
are exposed to

76% of Deforestation

of Brazil beef imports

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Hamburg port

20 Mar 2024

How to ensure due diligence policies actually tackle deforestation

Human rights and environmental due diligence can clean-up specific commodity supply chains, but to ensure that products linked to deforestation are not redirected elsewhere, governments need to build synergies with other policies for sustainable land use.

cattle grazing

4 Mar 2024

How Brazil and China can use data for a more sustainable cattle sector

Pasture for grazing cattle is impacting natural ecosystems, with Brazil's 2020 beef exports linked to 340 million tonnes of emissions through deforestation. China is the largest importer of Brazilian beef and is therefore also the largest importing market exposed to cattle deforestation and conversion from Brazil. Here's how leveraging data and using monitoring solutions can help countries like Brazil and China to build a more sustainable cattle supply chain.

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Brazilian beef exports and deforestation

The rate of deforestation and land conversion driven by the expansion of pasture for beef production in Brazil increased by 60% between 2016 and 2020, while the Amazon and Cerrado continue to be cleared despite zero-deforestation commitments made by beef producers.

Aerial image, number of machines in arrow motion, front of tractors that prepare the land to sow in the field.

2 Oct 2023

Doubts over legal compliance put Brazil’s soy exports to the EU at risk

Traders will struggle to prove that soy from Brazil complies with its environmental laws due to gaps in official data, potentially reducing sales to the EU, according to a report by Trase and Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV).

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