The Agribusiness Watch is a journalistic observatory focused on the social, environmental, political and economic impacts of the agribusiness industry. From deforestation to human rights violations against indigenous peoples, peasants and other traditional communities. From pesticide overuse to the influence of landowner politicians in the Congress.
We believe independent journalism plays a vital role in democracy, contributing to build a renewed and more humane treatment towards people and the environment.
Our work includes:
- Production of news articles and daily newsletters
- Special investigations: The Political Arc of Deforestation (series funded by the Rainforest Journalism Fund/Pulitzer Center); series exploring the role of politicians and businessmen in the genocide against Guarani Kaiowá people; series of 36 articles examining the expansion of Brazilian landowners in Paraguay
- Cartographic research: Map of Indigenous Lands overlaid by Rural Registries in Brazil; Map of Environmental Fines in Brazil 1995-2019
- Data research and on-demand investigation for the Rapid Response Monitoring System (Aidenvironment/Mighty Earth) and reports Complicity in Destruction I, II and III (Amazon Watch)
- Book publishing: “O Protegido – Por que o país ignora as terras de FHC” (Autonomia Literária, 2019), articles in the Agribusiness Atlas and the dossier Environmental Rights Flexibilization