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ABRAPA

Objective

The Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers aims to increase the profitability of the sector through the union of its agents and seek strategic sustainability, acting politically, socially and economically with the public and private sectors, practicing management of results in four aspects: fiber quality, traceability, sustainability and commercialization.

Overview

The Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers aims to increase the profitability of the sector through the union of its agents and seek strategic sustainability, acting politically, socially and economically with the public and private sectors, practicing management of results in four aspects: fiber quality, traceability, sustainability and commercialization.

Manufacturing Process

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Manufacturing Location

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Fiber Production 2016/17 (MT)

1,190,213

Growth in production (2015/16 - 2016/17)

14%

Market Share of Total Cotton Grown (2016/17)

5.15%

Projected growth in production

Projected Increase

Yield (see accompanying “TE Position” notes)

Average 1629 kg/ha

Rainfed/ Irrigated

95% rainfed, 5% irrigated

Water Management

ABR has 21 verification items related to the efficient use and conservation of water within the criteria of “Environmental Performance” and “Good Agricultural Practices”.

Soil Fertility

18 criteria related to soil health, including: minimum crop, crop rotation, soil fertility analysis, organic matter, no-till, erosion prevention and soil salinity, fertilizer efficiency and pH correctives, precision agriculture, map soil fertility, fertilizer application at variable rates and use of biome-adapted cultivars, and cotton growing areas outside the Amazon biome, and cultivated in areas that were once farmed.

Biodiversity

ABR certification is 100% aligned with all federal laws in the country. Promotes conservation of biomes, water sources, fauna, flora and environmental recovery.

GMOs Permitted?

Yes – regulated and carefully managed. ABR has specific itens regarding the GMO and its management of the resistance.

Use of Hazardous Pesticides

The farm has a strategy to discontinue the use of WHO Class I pesticides, pesticides listed in the Rotterdam Convention and Endosulfan

Use of Synthetic Fertilizer

Permitted – In the criterion of good agricultural practices the ABR has 5 certification items related to the sustainable use of synthetic fertilizers.

LCA available?

NA

Water Consumption (m3/ 1000kg fiber*) or best practices used to conserve water

NA

Primary Energy Demand MJ /1000 kg fiber *

NA

Global Warming (kg of CO2-eq/ 1000kg fiber*)

NA

Eutrophication (kg of phosphate-eq/ 1000 kg fiber *)

ABR certification is 100% aligned with all federal laws in the country. Promotes conservation of biomes, water sources, fauna, flora and environmental recovery.

Social considerations / regulations

Yes – regulated and carefully managed. ABR has specific itens regarding the GMO and its management of the resistance.

Verification / Certification (farm level)

The farm has a strategy to discontinue the use of WHO Class I pesticides, pesticides listed in the Rotterdam Convention and Endosulfan

Chain of Custody (supply chain)

Permitted – In the criterion of good agricultural practices the ABR has 5 certification items related to the sustainable use of synthetic fertilizers.

Product marketing/labeling

Limited in the marketing of products in the bales

Consumer recognition

Low levels of awareness in consumer recognition

Livelihoods

Maybe some price differential paid directly to farmers – farmers are paid based on market price, prevailing quality and whether certified cotton.

Product marketing/labeling

No membership fee for the ABR application or licensing fees.

Quality perception/ implications

Consistently high quality, among the highest in the world in all parameters
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