The EU Grain Chain

COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC members represent a sizable share of the EU grain, oilseed and feed value chain. Grain and oilseed traders, oilseed processors, and compound feed manufacturers are delivering 100% of the soy in the form of soybean, soybean meals or compound feed used by farmers, food processors and other industries. We are supportive of legislative measures that are reinforcing actions to tackle deforestation and land conversion on the ground.


Our associations help to drive change for a more sustainable, deforestation-free soy supply chain. In this on-line tool, we present relevant information on existing challenges, on actions taken and progress in the sustainable transformation of the soy supply chain. It is meant to support membership and other engaged stakeholders with available studies, evidence, relevant reference documents and communication tools.


Where does the soy we use originate from ?

Soy consumption in the EU


References & links

  1. Soft Commodities Forum Progress Report - December 2021 - delivering progress on transparency and traceability efforts for Cerrado-sourced soy.

  2. Soft Commodities Forum Progress Report - June 2021 - announcing the expansion of their scope to cover additional municipalities in the Cerrado region in Brazil.

  3. Soft Commodities Forum Progress Report - December 2020 - announcing the achievement of its ambitious soybean supply chain traceability targets in Brazil’s Cerrado region

  4. Geospacial Analysis of Soy Crop in the Cerrado – 25 June 2020 – Report by ABIOVE and Agrosatellite

  5. IDH soy monitor 2018 – May 2020 – 38% of soy is compliant with FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines and 19% are deforestation-free

  6. Soy Moratorium crop year 2018/2019 – May 2020 – Monitoring non-compliant soy plantations using satellite images

  7. ITC standard map of FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines – Standards or programmes compliant with FEFAC SSG