Despite being planted in only 4% of the Brazilian territory, <strong>soybeans are the country’s main agricultural crop.</strong>
According to Embrapa, land use in Brazil is distributed as follows:
66% native vegetation (forests and Apps) – 554 million hectares,
23% pasture – 198 million hectares;
8% Agriculture – grains – 60 million hectares;
4% Urbanization and other uses – 38 million hectares.
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Of the 8% destined to the production of grains, the soybean occupies 3.5% (33 million hectares). Taking advantage of 74 mi / ha of degraded pastures, soy can increase its production by 50% until the 2024/2025 harvest and occupy only 5% of the territory. Soybeans occupy 9.8% of the Cerrado biome and 0.7% of the Amazon biome (Source Conab and MMA). Of the 61% of native vegetation in the country, 11% of them are on rural properties.
(Source: Embrapa, IBGE, CNA, MMA, Funai, ANA and MPOG)