Realtime Deforestation Monitoring Report (RDM 4) – August 2022

Latest deforestation report links 17,000 hectares of deforestation in Brazil with major soy & cattle companies

AidEnvironment’s August 2022 Realtime Deforestation Monitoring (RDM) report links 17,100 hectares of deforestation and fire events to soy traders and meatpackers in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes in Brazil.

The report features seven cases linking recent deforestation to soy traders’ and beef processors’ supply chains. The seven cases are all in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes in the states of Pará, Mato Grosso, Maranhão, Bahia, and Piauí.

The total deforestation is 17,172 hectares, linked to 560 fire alerts. The cases are connected to the largest soy and cattle companies, including Amaggi, Bunge, Cargill, Cofco, Louis Dreyfus, Viterra, JBS, Marfrig, and Minerva.

From now on, the RDM reports will be published every month with support from EU Life Program and the European Climate Foundation.

This report was updated in December 2022.

The RDM reports aim to:

  • Raise awareness on recent deforestation and fire events linked to global commodities’ supply chains
  • Engage commodity producers and traders on real-time deforestation events, and urge them to respond — especially those with commitments to halt deforestation in their supply chains
  • Support stakeholders in the financial sector and civil society with granular data needed in their due diligence and engagement with companies
  • Increase transparency in commodity sectors, particularly on companies’ no-deforestation commitments and how this is implemented on the ground.


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Joana Faggin
Program Manager Deforestation-free supply chains
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