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Timberland 10/12/2020
Brazilian Tree Industry (IBÁ) issues its 2020 Annual Report.

The Brazilian Tree Industry (“IBÁ”), the association responsible for the institutional representation of the Brazilian planted tree production chain, from the field to industry, in partnership with the Brazilian Institute of Economics (IBRE), of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), issued its 2020 Annual Report presenting a complete overview of the sector in relation to the year 2019, with economic data, planted forests, industrial production, RD&I, new uses and sustainability (“Report”).

 

In the Report, IBÁ observes that the total area of planted trees in Brazil in 2019 increased 2.4% compared to 2018, reaching the milestone of 9 million hectares. The cultivation of eucalyptus represents 77% of the total area of planted trees, with 6.97 million hectares, while the cultivation of pine represents 18%, with 1.64 million hectares. The rest of the 0.39 million planted hectares are composed of other species, among which are rubber, acacia, teak and parica.

 

According to data collected by IBÁ, the Central-South States of Brazil continue to be the largest holders of planted forests, especially the States of Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.

 

The Report indicates that pine planting is concentrated in the South, with 87% of the total and the State of Paraná being the main producer. Mato Grosso, in its turn, leads the teak plantation, while Rio Grande do Sul and Roraima lead the acacia plantation and Mato Grosso do Sul, the rubber tree.

 

It is important to note that in addition to the growth in the area planted with trees, the increase in certified planted area was also identified. According to the data collected, there was an increase of 29% over the total certified in 2018, totaling 4.4 million hectares effectively planted and certified.

 

For more details and to access the full IBÁ Annual Report 2020, click here.

INCRA issued a circular letter guiding the donation process of georeferencing of federal public glebes.

The National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA) referred to its Regional Superintendencies the Circular Letter 703/2020/DF/SEDE/INCRA-INCRA, regarding the procedures to be followed for the donation of georeferencing of federal public glebes perimeters.

 

According to the document, only donations made by individuals or public or private entities that do not generate any burden or charges to INCRA shall be accepted. To this end, it advises the interested parties to request prior authorization from the Regional Superintendent of INCRA before registering the donation in the Reuse.Gov System. The process must be filed directly in the Electronic Information System of INCRA (SEI/INCRA) and its procedure will initially take place before the Division of Land Governance, which will be responsible for verifying the suitability of the public glebe to receive the certification by INCRA.

 

If the georeferencing is authorized by the Regional Superintendent, it will be up to the Regional Certification Committee the technical analysis of the works, which will be carried out through the Land Management System (SIGEF). After taking such steps, the interested party must enter the donation data in the Reuse.Gov System, being instructed to include in the form the number of the process registered in the SEI/INCRA, facilitating the integration of information between these systems.

 

The donation of georeferencing guarantees to the interested parties’ greater agility in the regularization of federal public glebes, since the process, when performed directly by INCRA, tends to have a lengthy procedure. However, in any case, the technical responsibility for the georeferencing and compliance with the rules that regulate such procedures will be entirely of the donor and the technician responsible for georeferencing, exempting INCRA servers from potential liabilities.

 

Access the full content of the Circular Letter 703/2020/DF/SEDE/INCRA-INCRA here.

"Titula Brasil" program is instituted through joint ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply.

It was published on the December 03rd, 2020 edition of the Union Official Diary the Joint Ordinance No. 1 of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, establishing the “Titula Brasil” Program, which aims to increase the operational capacity of the procedures for regularization of rural land owned by the Federal Government or the National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform – INCRA.

 

The program guidelines will be formulated by the Special Secretariat of Land Affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, being the ministry also responsible for approving the Operational Regulations and the Planning and Supervision Manual. Municipalities may voluntarily adhere to the Program, which will be implemented directly by the Municipal Center for Land Regularization – NMRF.

 

The Joint Ordinance No. 1 of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply can be accessed by the following link.