Amapá, Brazil: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance

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  • Historically lowest deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, with zero deforestation during Brazil’s REDD+ baseline period (1996-2005) – low priority of federal government & international donors for investments in REDD+ activities due to high forest/low deforestation (HFLD) status
  • 73% (~10 million ha) of state under protection (Conservation Units [UCs] or Indigenous Territories)
  • Increasing production of soy for exportation in Cerrado biome (7% of state territory): 200% increase in area planted with soybeans from 2013-2016 (~150 km2 in 2016); projected to reach 4000 km2 by 2026
  • Historically low pressure on forests creates opportunity for development of forest sector (e.g., sustainable timber exploration & extractive production)

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