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July 8, 2015

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July 2, 2015
Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Peru Mr. Lawrence Gumbiner attended the inauguration ceremony of the 2015 Salon de Cacao and Chocolate VI Edition on July 2.

The Salon del Cacao and Chocolate organizing committee includes public, private sector and international cooperation partners.  The USAID Alternative Development Program has worked with the committee as an active member for the last five years to support the development of the chocolate industry and increase domestic chocolate consumption in Peru.  This year, the sixth edition of the Salon took place at the Maria Angola Convention Center.

Mr. Gumbiner expressed the commitment of the Government of the United States of America to continue promoting the development of the cocoa productive chain.

May 27, 2015

On May 19th was the inauguration of the shelter of the project Madres Adolescentes que Progresan, located in the district of Nuevo Progreso, Tocache province, San Martin region.

May 18, 2015

Last May 15th, PhD Bram Willems participated in the forum Protection and Safeguarding of Basin Headwaters, organized by the Agricultural Commission of the Peruvian National Congress.  

May 13, 2015

On May 5-8, over 80 participants of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Missions from around the world convened at the second Latin American Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (STIP) Conference in Lima, Peru. 

The conference provided a forum to showcase and discuss ongoing STIP efforts worldwide. Topics included accelerating technology development through incubators, engaging with the private sector, utilizing science to impact policy, working with academia, Mission Signature Efforts, and more.

May 12, 2015

The Peru Cocoa Alliance received the award of ‘Personaje del 2015’ in the category International Cooperation for Regional Development in the San Martin Region. The election was conducted through an opinion poll involving important personalities of the San Martin Region. The Personaje del 2015 event, whose award ceremony was on Saturday May 2, is an initiative of Dr. Alberto Azáldegui Cruz, Dean of the Journalist School of San Martin and Director of the company Integral Strategic Communication.

May 12, 2015

Last May 4th was the presentation of the New Satellite Monitoring Deforestation and Illegal Logging Unit in Ucayali region, thanks to the joint work of the Special Prosecutor for Environmental Matters (FEMA), the National Forest Conservation Program (PNBCC) the Ministry of Environment, SERFOR and with technical and financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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