Tapping Biomass in Swine Production, Brazil, 2007

    Sadia, a major food sector conglomrerate, has assisted more than 3,500 swine producers in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from their farm operations. Developed and managed by the Sadia Sustainability Institute, the 3S Program seeks to institute sustainability into the company¿s supply chain. The emission reductions qualify for the Kyoto Protocol¿s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme, under which Sadia Institute sells the carbon credits. The emission reduction technology provides supplementary revenue and improved working conditions for Sadia¿s swine producers (the farmers), while reducing the environmental impact associated with swine production.