Table 2. Characteristics of soy farms in the sample


Farmer group Location Area farm (ha) Area under soy Area under pasture Area refor-ested Natural forest Use of land before soy Perm. workers Temp. workers Bags soybean per ha Second crop
Medium/small size, open market Sorriso 3600 2600 80 17 900 Cerrado, followed by one year of rice 7 0 55 maize, sunflower
Guarantã do Norte 1035 710 - - 325 Cattle/ 5 10 60.5 maize
Sorriso 687 450 - - 237 Cattle 1 1 63 maize
Sorriso 650 500 3 - 147 Cerrado, followed by one year of rice 2 0 63 maize
Nova Ubirata 545 400 30 115 Cerrado 0 2 65 maize
Guaranta do Norte 250 150 75 - 25 Cerrado, followed by rice 0 0 60 maize
“Landless” (agrarian reform) farmers under PNBP Sorriso (S. Rosa) 1001 66 - 3 301 Cattle maize
Sorriso (S. Rosa) 100 70 - - 30 Cattle 0 0 55 maize/beans
Sorriso (S. Rosa) 100 70 - - 30 Cattle 0 0 50 maize/beans
Sorriso (S. Rosa) 100 70 - - 30 Cattle 0 0 - maize
† Note: in addition to family labor