Number, maps and facts: agriculture leads environmental preservation


Brazilian agriculture has a new and powerful tool: the Rural Environmental Registry System (SiCAR in Portuguese). SiCAR is an electronic registry for farms that was created by the Brazilian Forest Service of Ministry of the Environment. According to the Brazilian Forest Code, in the Amazon biome, for instance, 80% of the farmland should be preserved. A paper by researchers of Embrapa present the role of Brazilian agriculture in the preservation of native vegetation and palustrine and lacustrine ecosystems.

Published in Evaristo de Miranda