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Using business models to address the drivers of deforestation in Peru

As of: December 2021

Peru is introducing sustainable business models in the cocoa, coffee, biofuels, agro-industry and livestock sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by deforestation. The goal is to increase productivity in deforested areas and achieve an agricultural production system that is deforestation-free. The project develops appropriate business models, analyses context-specific factors that influence deforestation, examines greenhouse gas emissions in previously prioritised value chains and addresses positive economic, ecological and social impacts during development of the models. Financing strategies that take private investors into account and rapid scalability are also important components of the development process. The business models will contribute to the climate protection goals laid down in the Peruvian NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution) and NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) .

State of implementation/results

The project continues its communication and public relation activities such as:-- Presentation of the deforestation free and low GHG emissions palm oil and cocoa value chain reports. The virtual event counted with the participation of main national political partners: Ministry of Agriculture Development and Irrigation (MIDAGRI), Ministry of Environment (MINAM), National Forest Service and Wildlife (SERFOR) as well as the Regional Government of Ucayali (GOREU). The event was inaugurated by the Regional Governor of Ucayali, Mr. Francisco Peso. Presentation, minute, and list of participants:…
  • Both reports have been also presented at an international event for stakeholders of the academia and the universities, organized by the Peruvian Society of Ecodevelopment (SPDE).
  • Agenda and presentation:…
  • The deforestation free and low GHG emissions palm oil and cocoa value chain reports, have been promoted through various online platforms, such as:
  • Alliance Bioversity - CIAT (ABC) online platforms:…………:li:activity:6727306631857639425/…
  • In the framework of the project, two strategies to strengthen the regional competitiveness plans for the cocoa and the palm oil value chains have been developed. Both strategies were approved through a Regional Executive Resolution, No. 322-2020-GRU-GR and will serve as updated documents to the existing competitiveness plans for cocoa and palm oil.…;view=item&id=83:estrategia-integral-de-palma-aceitera-y-estrategia-integral-de-cacao-y-chocolate-en-ucayali-2020-2030&Itemid=234;…
  • The strategies were officially presented to the multistakeholders platform at events held on august 18, 2020 for the palm oil value chain: (…) and on august 21, 2020 for the cocoa value chain: (… --- A presentation of the main findings has been streamed live at the Peru Cocoa and Chocolate Show 2020, Virtual (…). Palm oil document :… Cacao document:… Both documents are signed by the Governor of the Ucayali region and count with the approval of MINAGRI and MINAM.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI) - Peru
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru

Implementing partner(s):
  • Climate Focus B.V. - Netherlands

BMU grant:
2.000.106,00 €

08/2018  till  04/2022

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