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.
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 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 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.
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.
Last updated: September 26, 2014