- Deforestation-free supply chains
TRASE Initiative: Germany's risk of imported deforestation
Event: Analysis Results
In recent years, the TRASE initiative has created significantly more transparency in international agricultural supply chains. It has traced the links between production regions, trading companies and import markets, thus revealing the risks of imported deforestation as well as other environmental and social risks. Detailed data is available for the agricultural supply chains of soy and beef in particular, but also for other products such as palm oil, cocoa and coffee.
Now, for the first time, the TRASE Initiative, with the financial support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the support of GIZ, has examined the deforestation risk of Germany's agricultural imports in detail.
The analysis was based on national deforestation statistics, production and trade statistics as well as detailed TRASE data. In this way, the role of Germany as a trader on the one hand and as an end consumer of agricultural commodities that pose a deforestation risk on the other was determined. This helps actors to exclude deforestation from their agricultural supply chains in a more targeted way in the future.
We would like to present the results of this research to you on 14.06.2022 from 14:00 - 15:30.