São Paulo, 25 de June de 2020
The study shows that, in the last 18 crop years, the soy area in the Cerrado has grown 2.4 times, going from 7.53 million hectares to 18.20 million hectares. Currently, 51% of the national soy area is located in the Cerrado Biome. Almost a third of the expansion was concentrated in Matopiba, where the soy area went from 1.0 million hectares to 4.3 million hectares during the same period.
Soy expansion in deforested areas of the Cerrado has been continuously decreasing, going from 215 thousand hectares per year in the period 2000/01-2006/07 to 73 thousand hectares per year from 2013/14 to 2018/19.
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