Loreto Peru

Phase 3 of the Forests, Farms and Finance Initiative "Building bridges between local policies, REDD + and initiatives for sustainable supply chains" will support the construction of jurisdictional low emissions rural development plans.

In Peru, the 3FI initiative is led by the Earth Innovation Institute and the Amazon Regional Council (CIAM, in Spanish) and is developing incentives for low-emission rural development under a production and protection approach. The activities of 3FI in the Peruvian Amazon are led by the regional governments and are open to the participation of any public or private institution that wishes to contribute. 3FI considers with special attention the participation of indigenous peoples and women in the activities to be carried out. The initiative is based on empowering the progress of each region to make the necessary incentives proposals by building tailored instruments for each jurisdiction. Output from the project include: (a) developing regional plans or roadmaps to promote a transition to low-emission rural development; (b) promoting a transparent dialogue process at the regional level which includes the perspectives of indigenous peoples and women; and (c) developing a business plan to attract private investment and promote low-emission rural development in the Peruvian Amazon.

PartnersEarth Innovation Institute, CIAM
Initiative TypeTechnical Assistance Partnership
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation

Development of policies and monitoring instruments for rural development plan for the Amazon.

This project seeks reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions associated with deforestation and promote sustainable use of natural resources in the field of six regional governments in the Peruvian Amazon as contribution to mitigation and adaptation to climate change, biodiversity conservation, improved livelihoods of the local population and the development of practices regional, national and international policies and market mechanisms for rural development under emissions.The project will be implemented in two scales. At the interregional scalepolicies and monitoring instruments will be developed for rural development plans for the Amazon under a competitive, inclusive and low emission approach. The second scale is local and focuses on the basin of the Pachitea to develop a platform for low-emission rural development and strengthen capacities of local authorities and indigenous organizations. Work on the Pachitea is led by Instituto del Bien Comun - IBC. 

The project is expected achieve as first product the development of an Interregional Plan for promotion of a low emission development involving all participating regions. The project will also develop a platform for performance monitoring territorial performance as well as models of competitive and inclusive governance and incentives to reduce deforestation.

PartnersRegional Governments, Forest Trends, IBC
Initiative TypeTechnical Assistance Partnership
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation

The PTRT3 financed by the World Bank and the Peruvian Government, has established ambitious targets for land titling.

According to the Inter-ethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Jungle – AIDESEP - several indigenous organizations have expressed their concern that the project could destabilize the territorial demands of the native communities, with a particular focus on Loreto where there is a significant number of native communities pending certification.In May 2017, the MINAGRI and Regional Government of Loreto signed an agreement to achieve greater commitments of the PTRT3 for the titling of indigenous lands. A Ministerial Resolution was also passed that simplifies soil evaluation to facilitate titling in native communities.Within the framework of these agreements, it is expected that in Loreto 200 native communities can be titled, and thus fulfilling half of the titling goals for native communities at the national level of the PTRT3.

PartnersGORE Loreto, Ministry of Agriculture, IDB
Funding SourceWorld Bank, Government of Peri
Funding AmountUS $ 80M
Initiative TypeLand Titling
Initiative StatusIn implementation

The project supports Loreto in strengthening its forest management and surveillance capacity, including providing equipment for its headquarters and control posts. In addition, the project has specific activities with regional governments such as the management of protected natural areas, the forest cadastre, progress with the national forestry inventory, implementation of spatial data infrastructures, implementation of the anti-corruption plan for the forestry sector, improvements in control and forest monitoring, promotion of forest value chains, among other lines of work. The project also has a competitive fund for the presentation of public investment projects at the regional level.

PartnersNational Forest and Wildlife Service, CAF, Regional Governments
Funding SourceCAF, SERFOR, Regional Governments
Funding Amount76,000,000
Initiative TypeForest Monitoring and Land Titling
Initiative StatusIn implementation

This project aims to support the communities of Loreto (and other regions of Peru) for the legal recognition of the territories and promote the development of indigenous communities respecting their life plans. According to the World Bank, expected results include i) recognition of 310 communities in the National Registry of Indigenous Communities; ii) demarcation of land, property titles and registration before SUNARP, and iii) implementation of 50 sub-projects of food security and 20 of income generation and 5 of sustainable wood production.

PartnersWorld Bank, WWF
Funding SourceWorld Bank
Funding Amount5,500,000
Initiative TypeLand Titling, Alternative Livelihoods
Initiative StatusIn implementation
DescriptionThe program "Grandes paisajes  Putumayo Amazonas" promotes the creation of zones of use and conservation in the northeast area of Loreto. With an area of 3  million hectares and 44 native communities involved, the initiative looks to  advance forest protection and stop illegal extraction and fishing. Through this model, a basis for shared management between the authorities and the local inhabitants is sought. The project   seeks to create a normative framework and involves the authorities in the territorial planning proposals that affect the area.
PartnersInstituo de Bien Comun
Initiative TypeLocal Communities

The swamps of Datem del Marañón hold a total carbon stock estimated at around 3.78 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 eq.). The project will avoid deforestation of an estimated 4,861 hectares of palm swamp and terra firma forests over a 10-year period and enhance resilience and conservation of 343,000 ha of peatlands and forest. Climate change will also have profound impacts on the region, with more frequent droughts, flooding, and heatwaves, and changes in primary productivity, affecting people and ecosystems.
The project will facilitate better land-use planning and management of the region’s wetlands, while strengthening sustainable, commercial bio-businesses of non-timber forest products. It will entrust indigenous communities with the management of resources, improve their livelihoods, and empower women in the decision-making processes.
The funding will support government departments in developing the land-use plan, and provide support to community-based organizations for the participation of indigenous people. The largest share of funds will support bio-businesses, including for business plans, marketing and management, equipment and supplies, and the development of solar energy for operations. The nature-based products include salted fish, smoked meat, aguaje pulp (from palm trees), and “dragon’s blood,” a croton tree resin used as an antiinflammatory and anti-viral.

PartnersPeruvian Trust Fund for National Parks and Protected Areas (Profonanpe)
Funding SourceGreen Climate Fund, Govt of Korea
Funding Amount$9.1 million
Initiative StatusApproved in 2015, estimated completion in 2022.

Anticipated project, to be finalized in 2018. 

Funding SourceWorld Bank, IADB
Funding Amount$12 million
Initiative StatusAwaiting final approval