Green, Clean and Safe – Analytical Dimensions and Metrics for 21st Century Brazilian Agriculture

The Igarapé Institute has launched an initiative to enhance transparency, traceability and legal enforcement within complex commodities supply chains. It includes the development of new approaches to analytical dimensions and metrics — combining what for some is already consolidated compliance with good practices standards that are still to be adopted by most — to minimize illegal deforestation and promote sustainable practices.

 

The global trade in commodities is rife with illicit deforestation and environmental harm and crimes. There is growing recognition among consumers and across the private sector — from traders and investors — that agribusiness needs to become cleaner and greener. This is especially the case in the Amazon, home to almost 60% of the world’s tropical forest and a major source of natural wealth. As the agricultural frontier continues to encroach on native forests, the Amazon risks passing a tipping point and succumbing to catastrophic die-back.

 

Persistent challenges to preventing illegal practices and environmental harm are outlined in the Working Paper Green, Clean and Safe – Analytical Dimensions and Metrics for 21st Century Brazilian Agriculture.

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