The benefits of soy go beyond use in food and human health. It is important to highlight the positive socioeconomic impact of soy production. For each job generated by soybeans, the number rises to 12.66 workers, taking into account the jobs open throughout the grain production chain, in addition to getting to trade and providing (induced) services. The social impact of soy production can also be measured by wage income. For each real paid in the field, the amount rises to R $ 13.53 (direct and indirect) and R $ 33.23, including the inducible (trade and services) and household consumption.
Soybeans generate 7.5 million direct and indirect jobs. In addition to ensuring the country’s food security, the agribusiness exports to important consumer markets such as China and Europe. The field generates ¼ of the formal jobs and ¼ of the Brazilian GDP, that is, wealth and social welfare.
Culture contributes to the development of the interior of Brazil, improving the economy and people’s quality of life. This is clear to assess what happened in the 2,000 municipalities that planted soybeans from the year 2000 to 2010. More than 90% of these municipalities had a very low HDI. Ten years later, these numbers reversed – 96% of the municipalities started to have very high, high and medium HDI, demonstrating the soybean chain’s ability to improve people’s lives.