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Brazil Nonprofit Goes Private to Boost Rural Green Practices

July 12, 2019, 10:00 AM

A company in Brazil that once operated as a nonprofit is showing that reducing land clearing and boosting agriculture don’t have to be at odds.

For more than a decade, Alianca da Terra SA (Land Alliance) has worked on sustainable-use practices with the 1,500 farmers and ranchers on its registry—mostly in the Brazilian Amazon and in the Cerrado, a vast tropical savannah in the central part of the country.

The goal is to allow them to tap into the growing global market for environmentally friendly beef and soybeans.

In May the nonprofit decided to go private in the hopes ...

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