Carlos Souza

Terras App Solutions

Big Idea: 

Terras App Solutions, a for profit company, promotes zero-deforestation agriculture in the Amazon. Brazil has good forest laws and loans to farmers that are conditional on compliance. Terras offers an integrated set of digital tools to farmers, buyers and lenders to enable and reward sustainable agriculture. Their tools combine cloud computing, geospatial analyses and remote sensing to facilitate good land management, improve supply chain traceability, and makes things easier for borrowers and lenders.

Carlos is a world-class scientist. At Imazon, he pioneered an independent forest monitoring and deforestation alert system for the Brazilian Amazon. Carlos has a Bachelors in Geology from Pará State Federal University, a Masters in Soil Science from Penn State, and a Ph.D. in Geography from UC Santa Barbara.

Henry Arnhold Fellows