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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Vice-President Hamilton Mourão, on February 2nd, advocated a new development model for the Amazon. Early in the evening, Mourão joined a meeting of the Judiciary Environmental Observatory, promoted by the National Council of...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The European Union has cautioned that agricultural expansion is the greatest threat to forests and made it clear that it will insist on a commitment to prevent commodity production and supply chains from promoting environmental...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro apparently curving to global pressure and announcing stronger measures to combat fires currently burning in the Amazon, Brazil’s agribusiness continue to fear that tension between Brazil and its allies may...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – About 12 million hectares of rainforests disappeared in 2018, according to data from Global Forest Watch (GFW), the equivalent to thirty football fields per minute. Brazil alone decimated 1.3 million...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, March 12th, Brazil's Minister of Agriculture, Tereza Cristina, said that she was optimistic that talks to reopen the U.S. market for Brazil's fresh beef will be successful after...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite promising to make Brazil ‘one of the 50 best countries to do business’, President Jair Bolsonaro's speech at the World Economic Forum was tepid, not answering the questions...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio Rural, a program initiated by the Secretariat of Agriculture announced this week that they are supporting over 45,000 small-holding and family farmers throughout the state of Rio. In partnership with...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Monday, March 5th, federal judge André Wasilewski Duszczak, from the 1st Federal Court of Ponta Grossa (Paraná, Southern Brazil), determined the release of data and communications for the investigated...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After two years of negative results, Brazil registered a growth in its GDP of one percent in 2017, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). For Brazilian...

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