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Land, Volume 5, Issue 2 (June 2016) – 12 articles
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Cover Story (view full-size image) The expansion of soy production has come at the cost of forests in the Brazilian Amazon. Since [...] Read more. The expansion of soy production has come at the cost of forests in the Brazilian Amazon. Since 2006, firms that buy and trade soybeans have assumed a key role in ensuring soy producers comply with forest policies, including the Soy Moratorium and various public policies. Increasingly, complex property arrangements of soy producers, which include ownership of multiple properties by a single producer, use of rental properties owned by others, and soy and cattle production on a single property, could create loopholes allowing soy associated with deforestation to enter supply chains. Governance strategies that include more robust procedures for verifying the provenance of soy across all properties, that account for the entire property rather than only the area planted to soy, and that use more transparent verification systems could achieve greater reductions in deforestation. View this paper