Business models to address drivers of deforestation in Peru - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Business models to address drivers of deforestation in Peru

As of: April 2020

Objective and activities

The project will develop sustainable business models and support stakeholder coalitions that lead to a reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) and promote sustainable land use in the Peruvian Amazon. The business and agricultural development models will be identified in a participative approach and selected to promote economic, environmental, and social values in rural communities. Activities pursued under the project include the analysis of context specific drivers of deforestation, assessments of GHG emissions in prioritized value chains, development of sustainable business models, evaluation of business models regarding their potential to deliver economic, environmental (reduction of net GHG) and social benefits as well as the development of pilot implementation plans, up scaling and financing strategies, and dissemination of results as a basis for wider adoption.

State of implementation/results

  • CIAT received a formal invitation to participate in three public-private initiatives within the framework of the project: National Zero Deforestation Agreement for Palm Oil; National Plan for the Development of the cacao and Chocolate Agroproductive Value Chain 2020 – 2030; Public-Private Coalition for Low-Emission Rural Development.
  • Key actors for the multistakeholders platforms were identified and two multi-stakeholder paltforms for cocoa and palm oil value chains were established. Two-days workshops for each of the value chains for the construction of the regional competitiveness strategy with zero deforestation and low emissions focus were conducted and facilitated through these platforms.
  • Several private sector actors, such as social lenders, public and private financial institutions and national and international buyers have been contacted and informed about the sustainable business model promoted by the project, focusing on needs and opportunities for investment. A roadshow for the palm oil sector with important investors presenting zero-deforestation and low emissions investment opportunities is planned for October 2019 in Lima.
  • A preliminary information on costs, productivity and market potentials for the two prioritized value chains has been collected through secondary documents revision and workshops with key sector’s participant.
  • A preliminary information on GHG emissions, identification of their key emission sources and the potential measures to address them, for the two prioritized value chain (cocoa and palm oil) was collected through workshops and companies visits.
  • A capacity building workshop about value chain methodology (CIAT - LINK Methodology) and inclusive businesses was held to support building government capacities to enhance the enabling environment zero-deforestation and low emissions business models.
  • A capacity building workshop at MINAGRI’s office of Agriculture Environmental Issues to introduce methodology on GHG emissions and the instruments for data collection within the project, was held.
  • A preliminary list of potential productive alliances for the business models using eligibility criteria based on social. environmental and economic aspects done through first-hand field visits of producers, was established.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI) - Peru, Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru
  • Climate Focus B.V. - Netherlands,Climate Focus B.V. - Netherlands

BMU grant:
2.000.106,00 €

08/2018  till  07/2021

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