Brazil: Sustainable Agriculture Programs in Brazil- Past Present and Future

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   BR2024-0006
Brazil, a BRICS emerging economy, is the world’s sixth-largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter. Change in land use and forests (including deforestation and wildfires) is the main source of GHGs in Brazil, followed closely by agricultural production. Following COP 29, Brazil updated its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), committing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 48 percent by 2025 and 53 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 emissions. Given the importance of agriculture, Brazil has adopted and implemented regulations to make these activities more sustainable, with the main goals of mitigating GHGs and adapting to climate change. The Low-Carbon Agriculture (ABC) Plan, the Safra Plan, and the National Program for the Conversion of Degraded Pastures into Production Systems (PNCPC) are among the most significant recent initiatives. This report highlights Brazil’s programs to mitigate carbon emissions in the agricultural sector and promote sustainable practices.

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