Evidence of Brazil Soy Moratorium effectiveness

Published: January 29, 2019 by Science

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Project Gigaton, Thriving Forests

Brazil's Soy Moratorium was the first voluntary zero-deforestation agreement implemented in the tropics and set the stage for supply-chain governance of other commodities, such as beef and palm oil. In response to pressure from retailers and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), major soybean traders signed the SoyM, agreeing not to purchase soy grown on lands deforested after July 2006 in the Brazilian Amazon.

This article outlines what the Soy Moratorium is, and the impact it has had.

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