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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.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing the financial assistance for affiliates researchers at the National Institute of Agrarian Innovation (INIA), Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation of Peru (MINAGRI), to work directly with experts from the ARS on issues related to climate change and its impacts on agriculture and ecosystems in Peru.
This cooperative effort aimed at developing research on the effects of climate change on Peruvian agriculture. Training will be provided by ARS’s scientists to INIA’s experts. In addition, ARS scientists will visit Peru to provide guidance for implementing global climate change research projects at various institutions in Peru. INIA’s researches will learn strategies and approaches to measure or determine the effect of climate parameters on yield, production, quality and physiology of crops such as potato and corn.

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.

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.

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.

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Last updated: September 26, 2014

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