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Cargill Accelerating Deforestation Pledge to Soy, Corn, Wheat, and Cotton in South America

Cargill announced an acceleration to its pledge to eliminate deforestation and land conversion from its direct and indirect supply chains of key row crop commodities in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay by 2025. Building upon the company’s global commitment to deforestation-free commodities and conversion-free soy by 2030, the new pledge touches on several key commodities in the global food system including in-country origination of soy, corn, wheat, and cotton.

Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay combined account for about 30 percent of the world’s trade flows and 13 percent of the total output of these crops. To meet its pledged obligations, Cargill stated it prioritizes collective action and collaborative partnerships with farmers, governments, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders to find balanced solutions. It also will leverage the geospatial expertise of the World Resources Institute along with improved traceability to strengthen its monitoring, reporting, and verification of natural ecosystems and farm areas. 


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