Bolivia soy supply chain

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Over Time

Soy Volume (t)

2020

3.3M

2021

Soy deforestation exposure (ha)

2020

110k

2021

Exporting Companies

5 companies
are exposed to

82% of Deforestation

of Bolivia soy exports

top 5 Companies
By deforestation exposure (2021)
PROCESSED DOMESTICALLY
34k ha
GRAVETAL BOLIVIA SA
19k
SOCIEDAD AGROINDUSTRIAL NUTRIOIL SA
5.9k
CARGILL
5.8k
INDUSTRIAS OLEAGINOSAS S.A.
5.6k
OTHER Companies
15k

Hotspots

10% of Regions (MUNICIPALITIES)
account for

87% of Deforestation

of Bolivia soy production

top 5 MUNICIPALITIES
By deforestation exposure (2021)
SAN JOSE DE CHIQUITOS
35k ha
PAILON
26k
SAN IGNACIO DE VELASCO
16k
CUATRO CANADAS
14k
SAN JULIAN
5.9k
OTHER MUNICIPALITIES
7.8k

Importing Countries

5 countries
are exposed to

91% of Deforestation

of Bolivia soy imports

top 5 Importing Countries
By deforestation exposure (2021)
COLOMBIA
28k ha
PERU
22k
CHILE
6.1k
ARGENTINA
5.1k
ECUADOR
3.8k
OTHER Importing Countries
6.7k

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Soy expansion drives deforestation in Bolivia

August 2023
By Tiago Reis, Mark Titley, Maria Tyldesley

The rate of deforestation and land conversion driven by soy production in Bolivia is seven times higher than Brazil. Limited exports of soy from Bolivia beyond the Andes region means there is little exposure for the EU or other consumer markets outside South America.

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Men work at a soy field in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Soy expansion drives deforestation in Bolivia

The rate of deforestation and land conversion driven by soy production in Bolivia is seven times higher than Brazil. Limited exports of soy from Bolivia beyond the Andes region means there is little exposure for the EU or other consumer markets outside South America.

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The hidden crisis of deforestation in Bolivia

Forests and other natural ecosystems in Bolivia are being devastated by expanding soy plantations. But with a government focused on economic development and little pressure from consumers demanding deforestation-free products, the prospects for action seem remote.

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