Realtime Deforestation Monitoring Report (RDM 10) – February 2023

AidEnvironment’s RDM 10 report has a specific focus on beef supply chains, highlighting eight cases in the Brazilian states of Mato grosso, Pará, and Mato Grosso do Sul. The eight cases compound a total of 1,481 hectares of deforestation and 47 fire alerts.

The report gathers cases located in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes wherein deforestation alerts were detected in January 2023 and confirmed as actual deforestation events occurring between August 2022 and February 2023. Out of the eight cases reported, seven are exclusively linked to the beef supply chain while in one case linkages to soy were also found. The cases have been directly and/or indirectly connected to large meatpackers, namely JBS, Marfrig, and Minerva, and in the case with linkages to soy supply chains, there was a high certainty level of connection to the large soy traders Amaggi, Bunge, and ADM.

RDM reports are developed to support a wide range of actors – commodity producers and traders, financial sector stakeholders, and civil society – in taking evidence-based action towards real-time deforestation events. AidEnvironment publishes RDM reports monthly with support from EU LIFE Program and the European Climate Foundation.  

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Joana Faggin
Program Manager Deforestation-free supply chains
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Marco Garcia
GIS coordinator Deforestation-free supply chains