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SP aims to complete whole environmental registration by August

SP aims to complete whole environmental registration by August

By the end of August, São Paulo state must analyse 100% of Rural Environmental Registration (CAR) from the 406,000 rural properties in the this federative unit. State data is being processed through the Dynamic Analysis tool, developed by Brazilian Forest Service (SFB), linked to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa). According to the […]

DSM sets new climate targets to accelerate route to net-zero

DSM sets new climate targets to accelerate route to net-zero

Royal DSM announced that it pledges to purchase all of its electricity worldwide from renewable sources as well as further reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its own operations to net-zero faster with stringent new 2030 sustainability targets. The new 100% renewable electricity ambition is a significant upward revision from the 75% target set in […]

Beer industry leads farmers to sustainability

Beer industry leads farmers to sustainability

The beer industry, whose production depends entirely on agricultural products, is playing an important role in promoting sustainability among small farmers. Farms are the origin for all main ingredients to beer production, such as hops, barley, wheat, cassava, corn and many others that make this beverage so appreciated amongst Brazilians. “To guarantee raw materials quality, we […]

Partnership proposes guide to demonstrate soy sustainability

Partnership proposes guide to demonstrate soy sustainability

The Forest Management and Certification Institute (Imaflora) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched this Wednesday (27th) a guide for preparing sustainability reports with regard to soy production. The guide has specific itineraries for two of the country’s main biomes, Cerrado and the Amazon, and aims to help producers demonstrate whether their soy is “deforestation free” […]

Startup will share Cerrado sustainability quotas using digital pixel

Startup will share Cerrado sustainability quotas using digital pixel

SciCrop was chosen by the international agricultural innovation fund Land Innovation Fund to create Brazil’s first ESG Map, the Green Pixel, in the Cerrado. The selection took place through the Cerrado Sustainable Soy Program (PSSC), the result of a partnership between the AgTech Garage innovation hub and the Land Innovation Fund (LIF). The solution will […]

Embrapa analyzes ICLF model farm to prove sustainability

Embrapa analyzes ICLF model farm to prove sustainability

Embrapa researchers analyzed sustainability indicators on a reference farm in integrated crop-livestock-forestry system (ICLF) to serve as a “model” unit on the subject. They used Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) criteria, according to the Ambitec-Agro indicator system at Fazenda Boa Vereda, in the municipality of Cachoeira Dourada, Goiás. The goal was to offer environmental management recommendations […]

Sustainable cocoa recovers degraded areas in the Amazon

Sustainable cocoa recovers degraded areas in the Amazon

A study carried out by Embrapa showed that sustainable cocoa production by family farmers has recovered degraded areas in the Amazon, at State of Pará and, simultaneously, generated income. The paper “The sustainable expansion of cocoa crop in the State of Pará, Brazil and its contribution to altered areas recovery and fire reduction)” was recently […]

IZ to launch Sustainable Livestock Research Center in 2022

IZ to launch Sustainable Livestock Research Center in 2022

The Institute of Animal Science (IZ-APTA) plans to complete its first Sustainable Livestock Research Center this year to consolidate cattle production in accordance with Brazil’s climatic conditions. The unit of the Secretary of Agriculture and Supply of São Paulo State will be located in São José do Rio Preto (SP). The goal is also to […]

Brazil offers 1st forest area for concession in the Amazon

Brazil offers 1st forest area for concession in the Amazon

The Brazilian Forest Service (SFB) will carry out the first public forest concession in Amazonas state. Humaitá National Forest will be tendered for wood and forestry materials production through sustainable management. This public notice is part of the Ministry of Economy’s Investment Partnership Program and should be published in the coming days. It includes a […]

Minister: ‘tech innovation is pivotal to achieve sustainability’

Minister: ‘tech innovation is pivotal to achieve sustainability’

The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa), Marcos Montes, said this Tuesday (7th) that technological innovation is essential to guarantee food security and sustainability in agricultural production. In a lecture during the One Agro event, in Campinas (SP), he said that Brazil can provide positive answers to guarantee food supply needed all over the […]