The protected native vegetation includes conservation units (13.1% of Brazil’s territory), indigenous lands (13.8%), native vegetation in rural properties (33.2%) and preserved public and private areas (6.2%).
The remaining 33.7% are left for native and planted pastures (21.2%), cropland and planted forests (9%), and urban areas (3.5%).
The Amazon biome comprises some 75% of all protected areas in Brazil. At 4.2m km2 it is roughly the same size as the entire EU (4.3m km2) and represents around 50% of the entire land mass of Brazil.
Between 2006 and 2017 the forest area in Brazil increased by 11.4%.
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Brazil’s national rural learning service SENAR has trained more that 70m rural producers and workers since its inception in 1991
SENAR’s 6,000 instructors conduct vocational courses and provide technical assistance across all 26 states of Brazil.
The educational handbooks cover more than 300 rural occupations – from hand milking to precision crop management.