Soy supply chains in Brazil and Paraguay have been mapped at an unprecedented scale in a new version of the pioneering Trase platform, which lays bare the deforestation and other risks associated with the production of these commodities, as well as opportunities for sustainable investment. The new release of the platform will be unveiled on the sidelines of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 General Assembly on 20 March in Brasilia.
Internationally traded agricultural commodities – such as soy, beef and oil palm – are a multi-billion-dollar segment of the global economy and play a key role in driving development across the tropics. But production of these commodities is often linked to heavy social and environmental impacts. This is the case for most of the Latin American countries that share the stewardship of the Amazon basin.