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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.

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.

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Last updated: September 26, 2014

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