Amazonas, 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
  • 50% of regional area (70% of forests) in indigenous peoples' (IP) (comunidades nativas) lands
  • Most crops grown for subsistence, especially in IP (comunidades nativas) areas
  • Agriculture & cattle ranching contribute ~35% of regional GDP; coffee & cacao are the only exported crops
  • Smallholder farming represents ~90% of agricultural area & supplies food for regional population
  • 15% IP population


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