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August 20, 2014

August 13th, 2014. Chazuta San Martín.
USAID and CEDRO through its Digital Inclusion Program gave for the first time certificates in Digital Literacy to citizens of different communities in the San Martin region, charactherized for having little access to potentially transformative technologies.
The Digital Inclusion Program has established 25 technology centers across San Martin, Ucayali and Huanuco.  In these centers people from the surrounding communities, through customized training models, receive classes on how to use technology to improve their livelihoods, income, businesses and quality of life.
In the ceremony 53 people from Chazuta, Alto El Sol, Lamas and Tarapoto received certificates after completing the advance Digital Literacy Course which includes financial education, social media and computer courses like Word, Excell, and Power Point.
The ceremony was chaired by the Chazuta Major  Mr. Alex Chujandama, CEDRO Director Mr. Percy Subauste and USAID Alternative Development Office Chief Mr. Rory Donohue. 

August 20, 2014

August 14th, 2014,  was the launch of  SERFOR, the National Forest and Wildlife Service. This organization leads a sustainable, inclusive and competitive forest and wildlife management that allows Peru to be a leader coping with the challenges generated by climate change and the pressure currently exerted on forests.
“The goal is that the forest sector generates 3,000 million dollars annually in income by the activity from concessions and forestry plantations” said the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Mr. Juan Manuel Benites.

July 16, 2014

On July 10, 2014, acting USAID Mission Director Ted Gehr along with the local authorities in Bagua Grande, inaugurated the 4th edition of Expo Amazonica -- a fair showcasing the rich variety of products from the Amazon. Expo Amazonica 2014 featured 140 of the Peruvian agribusiness companies, promoting the commercial and productive exchange of the Amazon regions and its neighboring regions, that undoubtedly, will continue to mobilize the economy and the beautiful region and welfare of its population.

July 10, 2014

This year the Salon del Cacao & Chocolate was held at Parque de la Reserva in Lima with more than 80 stands dedicated to cocoa and derived products and the presence of more than 30 thousand people. Peru produces 71 thousand 4 hundred metric tonnes of cocoa and exports 45 thousand metric tonnes to Asia, Europe, Oceania and the United States for more than 145 million dollars. Most of the chocolate produced in Peru is of high quality, elaborated with 60 to 70 percent of the best cocoa in the world.

June 26, 2014

Digital Inclusion, a program of USAID and CEDRO- Information and Education Center for Drug Abuse Prevention- launched its 25th technology center in Huicungo, in the San Martin region in the Amazon.

The ceremony was presided over by Alejandro Vassilaqui CEDRO Executive Director, and Ted Gehr USAID Deputy Director via teleconference from Lima.

This launch took place as part of the activities held to celebrate CEDRO’s 28th anniversary of foundation and the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

June 13, 2014

The Mountain Institute has provided leadership in sustainable mountain development in Peru since the 1990’s. This initiative builds on the USAID supported Peaks to Coast Project and the High Mountain Adaptation Partnership. Through this new project, USAID will provide $3 million dollars to be matched from other sources through 2017. Other donors to The Mountain Institute’s work in the region include the McKnight Foundation, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the National Geographic Society, the US Department of State and the Peruvian Government. 

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Last updated: August 27, 2014

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