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Pledging to save the Cerrado, one of the most bio-diverse places on earth

Have you heard of the Cerrado? It’s not nearly as recognised as its neighbour the Amazon but is just as important. The Brazilian Cerrado is one of the most biodiverse places on earth. Covering more than 2 million square kilometres it is a diverse and beautiful ecosystem with a huge amount of biodiversity but over […]

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Soya Beans © WWF From the field

Hungry for change? Saving the Cerrado savannah, one bacon butty at a time…

I recently went to Brazil to visit the soya-growing region of the Cerrado – which is more closely connected to all of us than we might think… Like most people, I hadn’t heard of the vast tropical savannah area known as the Cerrado before. Located in the heart of Brazil and spanning an area the […]

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Cassio Franco Moreira, WWF Brazil, in the field © WWF Guest blog

Soya on the table – inside the RTRS

Today’s guest blogger, on the subject of soya/soy, is Cassio Franco Moreira (PhD Agroecology), who is head of WWF Brazil’s agriculture and environment programme, and represents WWF on the RTRS – Round Table on Responsible Soy. “It’s fair to say I know quite a bit about certification schemes for agriculture. I have a small family-run organic coffee […]

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