• 28 May 2020

    Redoubling the efforts for a sustainable soy industry

    Our latest European Soy Monitor demonstrates the beginning of progress. Looking at soybean meal consumption in 2018 in Europe, 38% is FEFAC SSG compliant and 19% deforestation-free, the start of…

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    Redoubling the efforts for a sustainable soy industry
  • Tropical forest in Aceh - Leuser Ecosystem

    21 Mar 2020

    Four ways to save tropical forests and safeguard our future

    Governments and companies have set targets to halt deforestation, but commitments and targets only begin to have impact when followed up by the right actions. Accelerated ambition could contribute to tackling deforestation and climate change and improve people’s food security and quality of life. By making every link on the value chain accountable, we can prioritize sustainable sourcing, conserve tropical forests and protect ourselves. 

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    Four ways to save tropical forests and safeguard our future
  • Responsible soy next to reserved forest area in an RTRS certified farm

    5 Mar 2020

    IDH and CAT invest in responsible soy production in the Sorriso area, Mato Grosso (Brazil)

    The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and the Clube Amigos da Terra (CAT) today launched a €1.7m pilot project, which is the first pilot project of IDH’s ambitious landscape program in Sorriso (Brazil). The activities aim to promote responsible soy production, foster the restoration and regeneration of degraded areas and offer technical assistance to small-scale farmers.

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    IDH and CAT invest in responsible soy production in the Sorriso area, Mato Grosso (Brazil)
  • Hidden CO2 emissions: Europe’s imported responsibility

    A new report reveals that Europe’s biggest importers are responsible for 40% more agricultural emissions than current calculations suggest.  Europe’s near insatiable demand for commodities such as beef, soy, palm…

    Hidden CO2 emissions: Europe’s imported responsibility
  • Taking stock to halt the relentless destruction of tropical forests

    Halting tropical deforestation has never been more urgent. Threatened by voracious appetites for land for agriculture, tropical forests have been disappearing at an alarming rate. From 2010 to 2015 approximately…

    Taking stock to halt the relentless destruction of tropical forests

The need for action has never been greater, the data show that deforestation has been relentless in the past decade

With the release of our Urgency of Action Report to Tackle Tropical Deforestation linked to commodity production, we present an overview of the current situation of deforestation, the drivers behind the loss of forest in tropical countries, the best present-day mitigation efforts, and future strategies to save our forests.

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