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IBAMA issued 3,800 fines over deforestation in the Amazon in 2022

IBAMA issued 3,800 fines over deforestation in the Amazon in 2022

Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) has issued 3,800 notices of violation regarding deforestation in the Amazon between January and April this year. This information were reported by Samuel Vieira de Souza, Environmental Protection director at IBAMA, on radio broadcast A Voz do Brasil Monday (May 23). According to him, those […]

FAO holds event about World Bee Day this Friday

FAO holds event about World Bee Day this Friday

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates World Bee Day this Friday (the 20th) with a virtual event: ‘Bee Engaged: celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems”. The celebration will be open by FAO Director-General QU Dongyu and aims to raise awareness regarding bees diversity importance for sustainable farming systems, as well threats […]

Ranchers increase by 200% organic meat production in the Pantanal

Ranchers increase by 200% organic meat production in the Pantanal

Embrapa and Brazilian Association of Organic Producers (ABPO, in Portuguese) identify that ranchers are increasingly adopting organic meat production and sustainable systems for cattle in the Pantanal. In just three years, from 2013 to 2016, this model produced 200% more meat in South Mato Grosso state. The number of livestock producers and slaughterhouses grew by […]

Goat grower adds value with ICLF system and forage for animal feed

Goat grower adds value with ICLF system and forage for animal feed

Luciano de Oliveira Souza grows goats and cows for dairy production, in Sumé city, in Paraiba state, Brazil, and is one of the farmers assisted by AgroNordeste program in the last two years. The initiative aims to support small producers in the regions North and Northeast for adoption of more effective and sustainable technologies in […]

Agtech wins sustainability award with bio-inputs platform

Agtech wins sustainability award with bio-inputs platform

SoluBio, a biotechnology company that produces bio-inputs on farms, has won the sustainable category of the South Summit Brasil startup competition, which took place in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. The result was announced on the last day of the event, which took place between May 4th and 6th, to reward agtech’s on-farm bio-input […]

Sustainable Cotton Project includes families in Cerrado Mineiro

Sustainable Cotton Project includes families in Cerrado Mineiro

The Sustainable Cotton Project generated social welfare for 46 families in the northwest of Cerrado Mineiro. Previously, they were threatened by food insecurity, which got worse due to Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative of the Society, Population and Nature Institute (ISPN) supported 18 communities at Arinos region in partnership with Copabase, Central Veredas and funding from […]

Planted forests lose only 5% of soil carbon, says Embrapa

Planted forests lose only 5% of soil carbon, says Embrapa

Planted forests only lose 5% of soil carbon and not 33% as previously believed. The information comes from a new study by Embrapa Florestas. According to the institution, the number only reinforces the great potential for mitigating greenhouse gases (GHGs) by forest plantations, as well as valuing the work of Brazilian science. Another important point […]

Trader neutralizes carbon emissions in orange juice transport to EU

Trader neutralizes carbon emissions in orange juice transport to EU

Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. (LDC) announced today a successful completion of a biofuel test run in collaboration with Wisby Tanker AB, Sweden (Wisby Tanker) on one of LDC’s juice ships, the MV Essayra. The company used a blend of B30 biofuel with marine fuel for the first time to sail from LDC’s terminal in Ghent, […]

SLC Agrícola and IPAM sign to preserve the Amazon biome

SLC Agrícola and IPAM sign to preserve the Amazon biome

IPAM (Amazon Environmental Research Institute) and SLC Agrícola signed, today (April 25th), the financial compensation contract for the maintenance of ​​1,358 hectares in the Amazon biome. On the Perdizes Farm, in Mato Grosso stte, this is the largest single area of ​​native vegetation to adhere the Conserve Project and the first located in the Amazon […]

Forum discusses methane emissions in bovine chain

Forum discusses methane emissions in bovine chain

JBS and Silvateam will hold an event on May 4th and 5th with for promoting debates and reflections on methane emissions in the bovine chain and measures that can help to stop global warming. “The Methane Forum in Livestock – the path to climate neutrality” will bring together, at the Hilton hotel, in São Paulo, […]