Business models to address drivers of deforestation in Peru
As of: June 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
- The project has positioned itself as a key platform for stakeholders related to the deforestation free and low emissions agriculture commodities. There have been several invitations from national and regional government institutions to participate as a focal point at events, initiatives and seminars representing the academia and research community as a key scientific evidence provider for the related topics.
- Two deforestation-free and low carbon strategies, one for the cacao value chain and another for the oil palm value chain, were designed, formulated and agreed among value chain actors.
- Emissions for the two prioritized value chains have been estimated and include information on GHG emissions, identification of their key emission sources and the potential measures to address them.
- Between 3 and 10 October 2019, six focus groups were organized with palm oil and cocoa producers. The objective was to identify their perceptions about the causes and possible solutions to deforestation in the region, as well as to understand how services they receive can promote a free deforestation production (technical assistance services, financial services, etc.).
- On 11 October 2019, as part of the construction of a zero deforestation strategy with the cocoa and oil palm value chain actors, the project organized with the support of the Ucayali’s regional government a "Working table for the construction of a vision towards a deforestation free and low emission sector" in Pucallpa.
- On 22 October 2019, the Project together with National Board of Palm Growers of Peru (Junpalma), organized the event “Opportunities for sustainable investment in free deforestation and low emissions oil palm production in Peru”.
- On 25 October 2019, CIAT participated in the Interface Workshop for IKI projects in Peru
- On 21-22 November, as well as 25-26 November 2019, two workshops were held with the multi-stakeholder platform for the cacao value chain and the stakeholders of the oil palm value chain.
- On 10-11 February 2020, the project was presented at the “Ucayali - Acre Business Meeting” together with the UNDP GEF project in order to promote deforestation-free business models in the Amazon.
- In March 2020, the project met with oil palm companies and farmer cooperatives (OLAMSA, OLPASA and INDOLMASA) to co-design deforestation-free business models.
- The project progress has been visualized to the public through the publication of its second blog “Construction of strategies with cocoa and palm oil value chains actors that contribute to the forests conservation and GEI emissions in the Peruvian Amazon” : blog.ciat.cgiar.org/…