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

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

Authors: David, O.; Suárez de Freitas, G.; Luna, P.; Cisneros, N.

Topic: deforestation, livelihoods, sustainable development, policy, climate change

Geographic: Peru

Pages: 2p

Publisher: California, USA; Bogor, Indonesia; Boulder, Colorado, Earth Innovation Institute (EII), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF)

Publication Year: 2018

Source: C. Stickler et al. (Eds.) The State of Jurisdictional Sustainability.

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