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Did you know that almost 75% of the world’s soybean crop is fed to livestock? 

Why soy?

Soy plays a crucial role in global food security, offering a vital source of vegetable protein and essential ingredients for animal feed. Additionally, it is important for biofuel production. However, soy production is a leading cause of deforestation, which contributes significantly to climate change.

Soy remains a key focus in our agricultural and environmental efforts. Proper management with new technologies and concepts like regenerative agriculture can effectively address climate change while increasing productivity, protecting the environmental values, and enhancing the well-being of communities.

Global food security: Soybeans are a significant source of protein, with over 336 million metric tonnes produced globally in 2020.
Animal feed ingredient: Approximately 75% of global soy production is used in animal feed, which is crucial for supporting livestock industries.
Biofuel production: About 70% of biodiesel in the world is produced from vegetable oils, with soybean oil being the second most widely used vegetable oil in the biodiesel industry. (Food and Agriculture Organization – FAO)
Environmental challenges: Soy farming is heavily linked to deforestation in the biggest producing countries, accounting for about 2% of all global greenhouse gas emissions, highlighting the urgent need for sustainable practices.

What are the challenges?

Soy cultivation, while vital for food security and biofuel production, faces significant challenges. These include environmental impacts like deforestation, particularly in ecologically sensitive areas, leading to substantial biodiversity loss. The expansion of soy farming also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and often results in social and economic issues for local communities, including land conflicts and displacement of small-scale farmers.


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