In charge of the Ministry of Environment in the first Lula government, Marina Silva had the plan ‘Sustainable BR-163’ as the main attempt to prevent deforestation caused by roads in the Amazon. Folha was the interior of Pará to check what happened to the plan.
Hemmed in by agribusiness, Xavante territory is hit by high Covid-related mortality rates
September 22, 2021
With pressure on their native land and traditional foods, agrochemicals polluting their rivers, and a high rate of chronic disease have left the Xavante people of Brazil’s Cerrado savanna vulnerable to the pandemic.
Regulatory distortions cause medium and large producers to snatch most of the public resources in the Amazon
April 1, 2022
A study by PUC-Rio shows that the application of public funds in the rainforest has been distorted and currently benefits mostly large-scale industrial farming.
The challenge of eliminating deforestation as demand for beef rises
February 17, 2023
Lula promises to eliminate deforestation by 2030, but projections from the Ministry of Agriculture indicate a 17% increase in beef production in the next ten years, which could lead to the deforestation of one million hectares per year until 2030. Alternatives to further clearing of the forest are the restoration of the pastures and an increase in productivity, allied with oversight measures that put an end to illegal land grabs.