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

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  • 1 of 6 Peruvian Amazon regions forming the Interregional Amazonian Council (CIAM) – coordination council to strengthen the decentralization process & formulate an inter-regional agenda for sustainable development
  • Highest area of palm oil production in Peru (mostly smallscale), primarily for national markets
  • The region is becoming more attractive for private & foreign investment, due to infrastructure improvement, successful examples of small-scale palm production, inter alia
  • Community forest management projects with native communities promote timber certification & create market links
  • 2nd largest Amazon region & 2nd highest forest cover (~9.4 million ha) in Peru
  • Over 8.3 million ha of forests (~86%) in forest management units (natural protected areas, forest & conservation concessions, native community forests, & others)


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