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Partner COFCO International | SCF

Field data from 2020

Soy volume sourced in the Cerrado

Out of total volume sourced from Brazil


sourced in other Biomes


sourced in the Cerrado

Soy volumes sourced in focus municipalities

Out of total volume sourced from the Cerrado


sourced in other municipalities


sourced in 61 focus municipalities

Soy volume sourced directly and indirectly

Out of total volume sourced from the 61 focus municipalities


indirect sources


direct sources

Soy volumes traceable to farm for direct sources

Out of total volume sourced directly from farmers


traceable to farm in 25 focus municipalities


traceable to farm in 61 focus municipalities

*By December 2021, members of the SCF commit to achieve at least 95% traceability to farm for direct sourcing in the 61 focus municipalities 

Without technology, we would not know the pace of deforestation in critical regions and nothing would be done to halt it. The Soy Moratorium, for example, a zero-deforestation initiative for the soy production chain, is only possible using satellite-based technology to detect soy that has been planted on deforested land since July 22nd 2008. But technology by itself is not enough. It needs to be complemented with strict policies and actions. It also requires the buy-in of all players along the soy supply chain, especially the producers themselves.

A viable and long-term solution to end soy-driven land conversion should involve the entire industry, and, most importantly, should put producers at the heart of the transition.”

COFCO International partners in Brazil with Agrosatélite, a company that uses remote sensing satellite images to observe the Earth’s surface and possible impact of soy cultivation on the country’s most valuable ecosystems.

SIMFaz, Agrosatélite’s farm monitoring system helps assess environmental, social and financial risks. Their images can monitor dynamic targets such as annual crops and also land cover changes linked to deforestation. The technology supports COFCO International’s efforts to develop a more traceable and sustainable supply chain in the Cerrado’s Matopiba region. The project is expected to cover at least 85 percent of COFCO International Brazil’s direct suppliers in the Matopiba region by 2021, and to fully cover the region by 2022 the latest.

Read more about COFCO’s partnership here

Bernardo Rudorff
Executive Director, Agrosatélite – Brazil

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