No último mês de julho, o MapBiomas , uma rede criada a partir de trabalhos conjuntos entre ONGs (Organizações não Governamentais), universidades, startups de tecnologia, publicou o relatório RAD 2021 - Relatório Anual do Desmatamento no Brasil , cujo objetivo é analisar os alertas de desmatamento detectados no ano de 2021. A iniciativa visa contribuir para o fim do desmatamento no Brasil por meio de um sistema de validação e geração de laudos de alertas de desmatamento em todo o país.
There is an immense pressure on land in Uganda. The country has a rapidly growing population and is host to the world’s third largest refugee population. Particularly poor people struggle to get access to healthy food. Agriculture practices need to become more efficient and focused on the domestic market. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Uganda works to improve food security in selected areas in the country. Among several food security projects, the EKN works with the LAND-at-scale program to improve land governance.
Last week the World Cocoa Foundation, a membership organization of more than 100 cocoa companies, held its annual partnership meeting in Berlin, Germany. The aim of the meeting is for governments, cocoa companies and farmers to identify and tackle the sector’s largest sustainability challenges. A 90-minute session was devoted to the topic of land tenure. The prominence of the session, as well as the seniority of the presenters – the Head of Sustainable Sourcing for Hershey’s and the Deputy Director General of Cote d’Ivoire’s Land Agency among them – is a powerful signaling effect.