The victory is a result of the organization of the Collective of Communities Impacted by Agribusiness, created by rural communities in the Cerrado region of Piauí to resist land grabbing and the advance of agribusiness monocultures.
A new report by Chain Reaction Research presents data on specific actors linked to Cerrado deforestation in 2020, including the quantified risk exposure of the largest soy traders, meatpackers, and retailers.
Fornecedora da Cargill, a SLC Agrícola desmatou, em 2020, mais de 5 mil hectares de Cerrado para cultivar soja em Formosa do Rio Preto (BA). A trader estrangeira, maior empresa privada dos EUA, comprometeu-se a barrar a prática em suas cadeias produtivas;
&Green Fund, with backing from the Norwegian government and Unilever, makes its first investment in a Brazilian farming company that grows soybeans and grains and raises cattle on 50,000 hectares in Mato Grosso.
Weather challenges in the region, called Matopiba after the first two letters of Maranhao, Tocantins, Piaui and Bahia states, shouldn’t have flabbergasted farmers and investors. What’s been surprising is the voracious appetite for planting there.