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Amazon Deforestation

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 22 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much soya bean crop for export has been certified under the Amazon Deforestation Soya Certification Project in Santarem, within the Amazon state of Para. (78897)

The independent Amazon soya certification scheme, being funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Global Opportunities Fund, is currently under development. No soya bean crop has yet been exported under the certification scheme.