Programme of Economic, Social and Environmental Management of the Brazilian Soy

About Soja Plus

Background

The Soja Plus Programme was created in 2011 through a joint initiative of ABIOVE, the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries, and APROSOJA/MT, the Mato Grosso State Soya & Corn Producers Association. The Programme was implemented in the state of Goiás in 2017, with the objective of promoting sustainability in the soya production chain and consolidating a sustainable agricultural region.

In addition to Goiás, the Soja Plus Programme has already been implemented in the states of Bahia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and Minas Gerais. Over 5,000 rural producers and farm managers have taken part in courses on compliance with legislation applicable to the rural environment and have received technical assistance for the continuous economic, social and environmental improvement of rural properties.

Goiás state is the fifth Brazilian state to join the Soja Plus Programme, becoming the Programme’s second largest producer in relation to soya area. According to data from CONAB, the National Supply Company, the Goiás soya crop in 2016/17 was 10.82 million tons, grown on 3.28 million hectares.