The Brazilian Cerrado is the world’s most biodiverse savannah and home to 5% of the planet’s animals and plants.

The challenge


Agriculture is an important economic engine in Brazil, guaranteeing local livelihoods and supporting global food security.

The business case


The SCF picks up the task of bridging global goals with local realities in the Cerrado.

The solution


The Soft Commodities Forum balances nature, environment and equity imperatives to achieve deforestation- and conversion-free soy supply chains through a dual approach.

SDG Impact

Food production, responsible land use and sustainable supply chains are important to achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.) The work of the Soft Commodities Forum directly contributes to SDG 1 (No Poverty); 2 (Zero Hunger); 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); and 13 (Climate Action). Our work indirectly contributes to SDGs 3 (Good Health and Well-Being for people);15 (Life on Land); and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). 

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Lucie Smith

Senior Manager, Land Use and Landscapes, Brazil

Ricieri Vidal Marchi

Senior Associate, Soft Commodities Forum