Brazil Forestry Code
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Thu May 30, 2013 03:06 PM CDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- On May 25, 2012, Brazil's Congress passed a new Forestry Code, hailed as the basis for a new era of more environmentally sustainable farming across the country's vast hinterlands.

But one year on, the code has yet to be implemented, raising fears that this may be a false dawn.

"The farm community are taking this legislation seriously ... But there are many difficulties to be overcome before it is implemented," said Adolfo Dalla Pria, an agriculture conservation specialist at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), an environmental non-governmental organization.

The code attracted protests from some environmentalists, who ...

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