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January 19, 2021

A new article in World Development details some inclusiveness issues at the Matopiba frontier of soy expansion in Brazil, adding to the social and human rights dimensions of land-use change. 

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April 9, 2020

GLP Members Mairon Bastos Lima and Martin Persson published an in-depth case study in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change of the Cerrado Working Group, a multi-stakeholder initiative led by civil society and the soy agribusiness to address land use change in that savanna landscape in Brazil. The findings suggest that a sustainable development agenda for the Cerrado has been substantially narrowed to become mostly one of conversion-free soy supply, serving more the interests of that agroindustry and its consumers than those of the landscape's most vulnerable stakeholders, such as local communities.

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