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Trase Infobrief 3 - Commitments on Brazilian Soy

Publication date

02/05/2018

As awareness of deforestation increases, so have commitments to reduce forest loss by companies involved in the trade and purchase of forest-risk commodities. These commitments hold the potential to create deforestation-free supply chains, but their effectiveness remains unclear. Trase data offer the first opportunity to explore how commitments by commodity traders map onto production landscapes, and they reveal uneven coverage across Brazil, indicating the need for more extensive and more robust private sector commitments.