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November 7, 2014

The US ambassador in Peru, Brian A. Nichols, launched on November 6th the Social Capital and Community Forest Management Project in Pucallpa. The project aims to improve the conditions of indigenous population of Ucayali in community forest management, in order to conserve their natural resources and biodiversity.

The project focuses on organizational strengthening for AIDER, the Research and Integrated Development Association. It will work with five native communities and six villages to strengthen their social capital, and promote sustainable forest management, biodiversity conservation, and mitigation of deforestation and land degradation.  Furthermore, the project will provide training on conflict resolution and forest surveillance systems to help mitigate conflicts resulting from land invasions and illegal logging.

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October 16, 2014

With a colorful photography exhibition, last October 11th was launched the Believe in the Purus-Manu’s magic campaign, that seeks to strength the conservation of this natural corridor.

The photo exhibition is at the Peruvian Zoo Parque de las Leyendas until November 2nd.  The exhibit features photographs of the Purus-Manu Corridor, which includes the Peruvian regions of Ucayali, Cusco y Madre de Dios, and show their beautiful landscapes, exotic animals and amazing plants.

October 3, 2014

Last October 1st was the National Day of Cocoa and Chocolate in Peru, and this was the perfect occasion to prize the work of ten Peruvian producers of cocoa, who were awarded with The Search for Peru’s Golden Cocoa 2014 (Buscando el Cacao de Oro del Perú 2014), in recognition for cultivating the finest, flavored and aromatic cocoa beans of the country.

September 22, 2014

Peruvian agriculture researchers will receive the support of experts from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) thanks to the Cooperative Research Project on Climate Change and Agriculture, which was signed today.

September 15, 2014

BIG MAXIMUS, a regional quad rugby (or wheelchair rugby) championship took place between August 28 and September 1, 2014, in Niteroi, Brazil, as part of the Maximus Project, a collaboration between Arcangeles Foundation of Colombia and USAID.

The national teams from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, participated in the event, which qualified Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and Chile to participate in the 2015 Para-Pan American games, to be held in Toronto, Canada.

September 2, 2014

On August 28th, 2014.  the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Peru, Mr. Lawrence Gumbiner along with the President of The Commission for Development and Life without Drugs (DEVIDA) Mr. Alberto Otarola, inaugurated the Cocoa and Coffee Pavilion.

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Last updated: November 20, 2014

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