San Martín, Peru: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance

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  • Founding member of Interregional Amazonian Council (CIAM) – coordination council of 6 Peruvian regions to strengthen the decentralization process & formulate an inter-regional agenda for sustainable development
  • Regional Government promotes a Production-ProtectionInclusion (PPI) approach, which seeks to increase competitiveness & sustainability of regional production
  • Over 21% of region designated as Protected Area
  • Deforestation decreased 47% with respect to the historical peak (2009)
  • Largest producer of rice, coffee, & cacao nationally, promoted using a PPI approach
  • ACOPAGRO co-op (one of Peru's largest cacao producers & exporters) is implementing a community reforestation program & deforestation-free production, with NGO support


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