How Wetlands International helps

The Wetlands International Soy and Wetlands Programme has four main components:

Knowledgebase development

Establish the knowledgebase on impacts of soybean cultivation expansion on wetland ecosystems, water and local livelihoods. Wetlands International is participating in a Socio-Environmental Observatory for Soy (OSAS) with other organisations from Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. The objective is to develop solid information regarding the impacts of this commodity and reach key decision makers in the region and the rest of the world.

Minimum standards 

Wetlands International is promoting a Minimum Standards law for wetlands conservation in Argentina (already presented to the Congress), which are a first step towards conserving the goods and services that wetlands provide. Download our position and inputs to the RTRS in relation to wetlands and responsible soy.  

Roundtable of Responsible Soy

Wetlands International Argentina is now a member of the RTRS aiming to promote the consideration of wetland issues in the interpretation and implementation of the RTRS standard. Wetlands International will also contribute its vast experience regarding water resources to the RTRS.

Download: Wetlands International Position Statement and Recommendations for the RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production.

Dutch Soy Coalition

Wetlands International is a member of the Dutch Soy Coalition made up of eight Dutch organisations that join hands with the aim to reduce the negative social and environmental impacts of soy production, transport, processing and consumption.

Read more

How are wetlands impacted by soy?
The case of Argentina
What can we do about it?
Recommendations for the different players

Contact person

Marta Andelman, Communications coordinator Wetlands International Argentina

Impacts of soybean production on wetlands and water

Impacts of soybean production on wetlands and water