The rising production of soy for the global market has been one of the main drivers of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. This is not only affecting the biodiversity of the Amazon region, but is also engendering severe violent conflicts in the...▶
Karlijn Kuijpers obtained Master’s degrees in Global Criminology (Utrecht University) and Sustainable Development (Utrecht University and Universität Basel). For Global Criminology, she wrote the master’s thesis ‘Crimes and Harms on the Soy Frontier. A criminological analysis of soy from Santarém (Pará, Brazilian Amazon)’. Kuijpers is currently an intern at SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations).