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Bayer and RTRS encourage sustainable production in Argentina

The first phase of the “Certification Training for Red Dorados” (Network of exclusive dealers) initiative came to a successful close. It consisted in six meetings which reached more than 80 Argentine farmers from Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Córdoba and Tucumán, ...


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RTRS participated in a panel at COP 24

The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS), alongside the PCI strategy and the Working Group on Sustainable Livestock (GTPS, Grupo de Trabalho da Pecuária Sustentável) and with support from the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), coordinated a panel ...


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Tighter soy certification programmes create opportunities to end with ‘legal’ deforestation

RTRS standard meets the deforestation-free goals of the Amsterdam Declarations. The large-scale and recently increasing ‘legal’ deforestation in South America is being challenged by The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) through its scheme of soy certification; a system ...



RTRS and the salmon industry discuss sustainability in marine feeding

The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) and Salmofood, a producer of balanced feed for Chile’s aquaculture industry, have held a workshop that brought together 50 leaders interested in incorporating RTRS principles and criteria into their value chains to ...


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Beginning of the soy planting cycle: providing sustainable supply chains

By Marina Born, President of the Round Table on Sustainable Soy Association (RTRS) According to a recent survey by Reuters, Brazil is expected to surpass 120 million tons of soy produced in the 2018/19 harvest, with a 2.8% increase in ...


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RTRS welcomes Lidl UK commitment to 100% responsible soy

The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) has today welcomed Friday’s announcement (12/10) that the supermarket Lidl is purchasing RTRS credits to cover its entire soy footprint in the UK. The company sees the move as a critical step ...


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Bayer encourages Argentine farmers to a sustainable soybean production

Bayer is committed to further promoting sustainability in agriculture. In September, Bayer Argentina launched the “Certification Training for Red Dorados” (Red Dorados: Network of exclusive dealers) initiative, which aims to collaboratively mobilize distributors and producers to certify their soybean production ...



RTRS proudly announces the detail of its four new production & supply chain models for 2018

Products aim to foster the transition towards better and more sustainable sourcing. Following their approval at this year’s RTRS General Assembly, four new production & supply chain models have been prepared for release to the market, and details of each ...


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Benefits of using a no-till system in sustainable soy production

The no-till system is a conservationist cultivation technique in which planting is carried out without the steps of conventional tillage. It ensures minimum soil tillage and permanent coverage by live crops or crop remnants, as well as crop rotation. All ...


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RTRS welcomes 5 new members in 2018

In the first semester 2018, 5 new organizations joined the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS), which now has total of 184 members. New RTRS members representing the Industry, Trade and Finance constituency are METRO AG, a multinational retail ...