Knowledge Note

"The soybeans sector faces critical sustainability challenges related to deforestation, biodiversity loss, excessive use of herbicides, and human rights violations."

While soybeans will continue to be an important commodity for the foreseeable future, the sector faces critical sustainability challenges related to deforestation, biodiversity loss, excessive use of herbicides, and human rights violations. This report examines how voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) can help address the social and environmental problems involved in producing soybeans, known as the "king of beans" for their versatility and extensive use. 

The report is published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.. It is the eighth in the International Institute for Sustainable Development's (IISD) Sustainable Commodities Marketplace Series, which presents market information and analysis on agricultural commodities to foster transparency, knowledge, and strategic decision making for sustainable development. You can find complete information on the report HERE