Land is a finite resource. There are conflicting demands for land for use in agriculture and for biodiversity.
Land-use change (LUC) and the loss of prime habitats, especially high-value habitats such as rainforest is a significant global concern. The loss of these habitats has a negative impact on biodiversity and also results in significant losses of carbon to the atmosphere. Agricultural raw materials such as palm oil, soya, timber and beef can all be produced in regions subject to land-use change.
We provide a range of services to help companies understand the LUC risks in their supply chains including:
All crops and livestock products require land for their production. We assess the area of land required to produce agricultural raw materials. Once land use requirements are identified we can support in identification of ways to reduce land requirements. This might be through sustainable intensification of production, yield enhancement or adjusting sourcing locations.
We use a combination of GIS mapping and knowledge of production practices to evaluate changing land use and availability.