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December 5, 2014

Peru’s 1.35 million hectare Cordillera Azul National Park (PNCAZ) has been approved for the Amazon’s largest loan by a private investment fund, secured by carbon credits to promote forest conservation and sustainable agro-forestry.

The deal was unveiled by Peru’s Environment Vice-Minister, Gabriel Quijandría, the U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Brian A. Nichols, and the Sernanp director, Pedro Gamboa, in a joint announcement at the U.N. climate talks.

The loan, extended by the Luxembourg-based Althelia Climate Fund and secured by more than 8 million carbon credits, will be used to fund park conservation operations of the Center for Conservation, Research and Management of Natural Areas (CIMA), which is the institution that holds the 20-year management contract with the Peruvian park authority, Sernanp. Under this deal their work will now include the promotion of profitable yet sustainable livelihood activities such as coffee and cacao production, working with farmer cooperatives on the borders of the park.

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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