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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. According to preliminary figures from the organizers of Expo Amazonica 2014, businesses from the United States, Japan, Portugal, Canada and four Latin American countries, exceeded 4 million dollars in business with the producers of the Amazon regions. USAID contributes to the sustainable development of natural resources in the Amazon and supports Peru and the development of the Amazon and their social and economic integration. 

December 19, 2013

A USAID-funded Alternative Development (AD) project implemented by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) donated 1,100 soccer jerseys received from the professional German football club Weder Bremen to soccer academies in AD areas.

December 16, 2013

The Commission for Development and Life without Drugs (DEVIDA), with support from USAID, conducted last weekend three Caravans for Development and Inclusion (known as “Caravanas por el Desarrollo”).  These caravans are community events that bring much-needed public services to areas that had suffered under the domination of narcotics traffickers.  USAID and the Government of Peru have been organizing these caravans since 2006.  On this occasion three caravans were held, two of them in the Monzón Valley (Huánuco Region), in the communities of Chipaquillo and Caunarapa.  The Monzon V

December 6, 2013

USAID/Peru and USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Relief – Regional Office for Latin America and The Caribbean (OFDA-LAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Center for Assessment, Prevention and Disaster Risk Reduction (CENEPRED - Spanish acronym), a new Peruvian institution responsible for the assessment, prevention, risk reduction and reconstruction procedures of the National Disaster Risk Management System (SINAGERD - Spanish acronym).  USAID signed this MOU to express our intent of mutual collaboration in the areas of institutional cooperation, technical assistance, and

December 5, 2013

Selva Ganadora (Jungle Winner) is a USAID/Peru development project that started in 2009.  The project includes training activities and dissemination of entrepreneurial skills in the Peruvian jungle communities.  Selva Ganadora gives recognition to licit entrepreneurial initiatives as alternatives to activities linked to illegal drug trade. Selva Ganadora is designed as a competition capable to fund some on-execution projects leaded by participating communities.

December 3, 2013

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013 the fifth edition of Expo Cacao Tocache was launched.  Expo Cacao is a result of the work of the Technical Cocoa Committee, a regional strategic alliance to consolidate commercial blocks for cocoa that will allow placing quality grain for the world.   Expo Cacao brings together experts in gastronomy, bakery, chocolatier and regional Amazon mixology, promising a variety and good seasoning of their dishes and innovations.   This fifth edition of Expo Cacao Tocache has over 30 stands of producers and business organizations that display a variety of cocoa products.


Last updated: July 16, 2014

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