Monitoring Soy in the Amazon Biome through Satellite Images
This guidebook aims at companies buying soy that are interested in understanding reports of the traders they have a commercial relationship with in regard to zero deforestation and respect for human rights.
This roadmap offers traders and other companies in the sector a communication and transparency parameter for soy sourced from the three priority biomes for this crop in South America: Amazon, Cerrado and Chaco.
The purpose of this Framework is to provide a set of best practices to verify through auditing the fulfillment of zero deforestation/conversion commitments of the soy sector in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes.
The scope of this study is to identify and map, using remote sensing satellite images, the soy planted in the 2019/20 crop year in areas of the Amazon Biome deforested after 22nd July 2008 and mapped by PRODES between the years 2009 and 2019.
The Soy Moratorium is a major zero deforestation commitment for the preservation of rain forests with the aim of putting an end to deforestation to make way for soybean in the Amazon by making sure that soybean companies will not buy soy produced in áreas deforested after 2008. Check!