Cerrado deforestation disrupts water systems, poses business risks for soy producers
Chain Reaction Research | 2 October 2018

Cerrado deforestation disrupts water systems, poses business risks for soy producers
 
The Cerrado biome, covering over 20 percent of Brazil’s terrain, is a savannah region with high biodiversity and an important function for the water systems in Brazil. The region has experienced significant soy expansion during the last two decades. Soy expansion has been most prevalent in Matopiba, consisting of the states of Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia. This paper analyses the impacts of the soy sector on deforestation and water availability, and how water issues in turn can impact soy production. It investigates how the water impacts within the region may translate into business risks for soy companies operating in the Cerrado.
 
Download the PDF here: Cerrado Deforestation Disrupts Water Systems and Poses Business Risks for Soy Producers.
 
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URL to Article: https://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/28465

Source: CRR 
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