Loreto Peru
Description

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.
Description

Anticipated project, to be finalized in 2018. 

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

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
Description

The Project "Improvement of the environmental information service for the mapping of forest deforestation" is one of the four projects of the Forest Investment Program (FIP) approved for Peru. This Project seeks to strengthen the capacities of the Peruvian Government and key actors, such as indigenous peoples, to monitor deforestation. To this end, it proposes to articulate the georeferenced information systems, generate and distribute monitoring information, develop capacities to generate and distribute the information generated, the design of a community monitoring system as well as training and equipment for native communities. Specific activities for Loreto will be defined in 2019.

PartnersMinistry of the Environment, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Inter-American Development Bank
Funding AmountS / 39,930,000 for the entire Peruvian Amazon. Total for Loreto not determined.
Initiative TypePublic investment project partially financed with resources from the CIF, operated by the IDB and deposited as a donation / loan to the Peruvian Government (60% donation / 40% loan in general for the entire program)
Initiative StatusAt the start of execution (2018-2022)
Description

This Project seeks to increase the income of rural families through the sustainable management of aguaje. The project considers training for the sustainable management of this palm tree, equipment and productive infrastructure, specialized training for commercialization and transformation, among other activities.

PartnersMinistry of Agriculture and Irrigation, National Forest and Wildlife Service
Funding AmountS / 3,554,818.11 (S / 1,966,219.06 of FONDOEMPLEO)
Initiative TypeProject financed with public resources through FONDOEMPLEO and counterpart of SERFOR.
Initiative StatusIn implementation (2017-2019 - 36 months)
Description

The Project is implemented in the District of Pastaza, Province of Datem del Marañon, Department of Loreto. It seeks to improve the productive capacity of the populations settled in the middle basin of the Pastaza River. It also seeks to improve access to technical assistance services, monitoring and monitoring of these populations, in order to improve the productive chain of aguaje. It is estimated that the project will benefit 2,111 families.

PartnersRegional Government of Loreto, SERFOR
Funding AmountS / 1,199,813.60
Initiative TypeProject financed with a conglomerate of SERFOR-CAF projects and the executing agency's own resources
Initiative StatusIn implementation
Description

The San Martín Loreto FIP is a project financed by the Forest Investment Program (FIP) and seeks to strengthen the institutional capacity for the conservation of the forest landscape, contribute to the proper allocation of land use rights, generate management tools for conservation of forests, promote the sustainable use of forests and their ecosystem services, strengthen technical, organizational, business and commercial capacities for sustainable businesses; besides promoting sustainable businesses for the conservation of forests. Specific activities for Loreto will be defined in 2019.

PartnersMinistry of the Environment, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Inter-American Development Bank
Funding AmountS / 40,260.00. Total for Loreto not determined.
Initiative TypeCIF Grant operated by the IDB, as a donation / loan Govt. Peruvian (60% donation / 40% loan in general for the entire program)
Initiative StatusAt the start of execution (period 2018-2022)
Description

The Joint Declaration of Intent (DCI) is a voluntary cooperation agreement signed by the Governments of Peru, Norway and Germany to achieve the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions produced by deforestation and forest degradation in Peru. It was signed in September 2014 with a validity until 2020 and considers actions for the conservation of forests in the Peruvian Amazon.

The JIU is based on a scheme of financial incentives on the progress and / or fulfillment of deliverables or goals divided into three phases: preparatory phase, transformation phase and payment by results phase. The phases of the JIU are directly related to the strategic actions of the National Strategy on Forests and Climate Change (ENBCC) and different planning instruments for development in Peru, such as: a) the Bicentennial Plan: Peru by 2021, b) The National Environmental Action Plan (PLANAA), c) the Agreed Regional Development Plans of the Amazonian regions in Peru, d) the National Strategy on Climate Change, e) National Strategy on Biological Diversity and its Plan of Action, f ) the National Forestry and Wildlife Policy, among other instruments.

The Phase II Implementation Plan defines in more detail what activities will be carried out in the Amazon Region. This document can be hired at: http://www.minam.gob.pe/cambioclimatico/wp-content/uploads/sites/127/2018/06/Plan-de-Implementación-Fase-II-DCI.pdf

PartnersGovernment of Peru, Government of the Kingdom of Norway Government of the Federal Republic of Germany
Funding AmountInvestment made so far at the national level USD6.5 M. Potential for cooperation: Up to USD240 million subject to progress in the goals of each phase and payment for results.
Initiative TypeTrilateral agreement between governments at the national level.
Initiative StatusIn execution (Phase I and II)
Description

The PNIA is a national incentive program of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI) that seeks to contribute to the establishment and consolidation of a modern national system of science, technology and innovation for the development of the Peruvian agrarian sector, decentralized, plural, oriented by the demand, in association with the private sector; with the purpose of increasing profitability and improving the competitiveness of the sector, through the generation and adoption of sustainable and environmentally safe technologies. This Program is conducted by MINAGRI and allows the implementation of projects oriented to innovation and technology development, which are financed by competitions. In Ucayali, 6 projects have been financed: 4 for extension services, 1 for applied research and 1 for strategic research. In San Martin, at least 23 projects have been financed: 4 for adaptive research, 1 for competency-based training, 1 for seed companies, 3 for strategic research and 14 for extension. In Huánuco, 8 projects have been financed: 5 on extension services and 3 on seed companies. In Amazonas, 26 projects have been financed: 6 for strategic research, 3 for adaptive research, 11 for extension services, 11 for competency-based training, 2 seed companies, 1 for applied research and 1 for technology transfer. In Piura, 43 projects have been financed: 3 for strategic research, 6 for adaptive research, 30 for extension services, 1 for skills training, 1 for seed companies, and 2 for technology transfer. In Loreto, 6 projects have been financed: 1 for basic research, 3 for applied research and 2 for technology transfer.

PartnersMinistry of Agriculture and Irrigation, National Institute of Agrarian Innovation
Funding AmountNot determined for individual jurisdictions
Initiative TypeIncentive program for agrarian innovation at the national level
Initiative StatusUnder implementation
Description

The UN-REDD National Program seeks to strengthen the strategic framework necessary for the implementation of REDD + and the ENBCC. Thus, it is expected to improve regional governance for the implementation of the ENBCC, NDC and REDD +, provide national or regional public institutions with instruments that facilitate the implementation of ENBCC, REDD + and NDC, develop public and private investment projects for the implementation of the policy, programs and measures prioritized in the framework of the ENBCC, to elaborate a proposal of reference level of forest emissions that integrate emissions data due to forest degradation, in addition to achieving that the indigenous approach is integrated in the module of forest cover and other SNIFFS modules in Peru, as appropriate. Specific activities for Ucayali will be defined in 2019.

PartnersMinistry of the Environment, UNDP, UNEP, FAO
Funding AmountUSD 4,065,779
Initiative TypeProject implemented through the national implementation modality (component under UNDP) and direct implementation (UNEP and FAO components)
Initiative StatusAt the start of execution. Period December 2017-May 2020
Description

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
Description

The RRP-2 Project 1.1. seeks to create the necessary conditions for the preparation and implementation stage of REDD + in Peru. This Project will consider strengthening spaces for citizen participation, such as the REDD + Indigenous Tables, the design of a grievance mechanism, implementing the PPIA, strengthening regional governments to implement the NDC and the ENBCC, and conducting studies for the effectiveness of strategies and land use planning instruments, contribute to the implementation of the national REDD registry, design benefit sharing mechanisms, improve the forest monitoring platform, update the forest reference level, design early response protocols to the monitoring reports of forests and implement a pilot of the Safeguards Information System. Specific activities for Amazonas will be defined in 2019.

PartnersMinistry of the Environment, FCPF, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Inter-American Development Bank
Funding AmountUSD 5,000,000.00 for all of Peru. Total for Amazonas not determined.
Initiative TypeProject that enters as a donation from the FCPF to the Peruvian Government through the IDB. Executed by MINAM (PNCB Executing Unit)
Initiative StatusAt the start of execution
Description

This project is considered as the first disbursement by the Norwegian Government to the Peruvian Government associated with the DCI. It considers four components or results: 1) the Government of Peru has planned the implementation of Phase II of the JIU and has begun its execution efficiently, 2) the zoning and forest management in the San Martin and Ucayali regions has increased, 3 ) value of the increased forest in order to be more competitive against the activities that cause deforestation and forest degradation, and 4) control of illegal activities that cause deforestation and forest degradation has increased. Activities in Loreto included titling of native communities, participation of the Regional Government of Loreto in the design of the Implementation Plan for Phase II of the JIU, the affiliation of new communities to the direct transfers conditioned by the National Program for the Conservation of Forests for Mitigation of Climate Change, among other activities.

PartnersMinistry of the Environment, UNDP
Funding AmountUSD 6,135,722. Total executed in Loreto not specified.
Initiative TypeProject executed through UNDP under the modality of national implementation
Initiative StatusIn execution Period: June 2016-August 2018
Description

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
Description

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
Description

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
Description

The Project is implemented in the District of Nauta, Province of Loreto, Department of Loreto. It seeks to develop the technical capacities for reforestation under agroforestry systems, strengthen the capacities of the producers in relation to the management and conservation of forests, organizational and financial management. It benefits 125 producers and will recover 32 hectares.

PartnersRegional Government of Loreto, SERFOR
Funding AmountS / 1,199,813.60
Initiative TypeProject financed with a conglomerate of SERFOR-CAF projects and the executing agency's own resources
Initiative StatusIn implementation
Description

Support Indigenous Peoples in the Peruvian Amazon in their efforts to establish the enabling conditions for sustainable forest management practices. Project Components:

Component 1 - Native Land Titling

Component 2 - Indigenous Forestry Management

Component 3 - Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

PartnersAIDESEP, CONAP, WWF
Funding AmountUS$5.5 million
Initiative TypeIniciativa de Pueblas Indigenas
Initiative StatusUnder implementation
Description

The WWF-DCI Project was executed during the 2015-2016 period and sought to contribute to the early implementation of the DCI. The Project considered five components or expected results: a) result 1. the Government of Peru, civil society and indigenous peoples increase their commitment to the implementation of Phase 2 of the JIU, 2) result 2. agrarian policies and instruments of regional development are improved and incorporate the approach of low carbon agriculture and production, protection and inclusion in San Martin and Ucayali, 3) result 3. Deforestation in two regions of the Peruvian Amazon (San Martin and Ucayali is monitored, 4) result 4. land tenure of improved native communities, and 5) result 5. improvement of forest protection in territorial reserves. Activities for the Amazon Region included the participation of the Regional Government of Amazonas in the design of the Implementation Plan for Phase II of the JIU.

PartnersMinistry of the Environment, Regional Government of Loreto, WWF, AIDESEP, CONAP, Forest Trends, Earth Innovation Institute, Alternate Development Mechanisms
Funding AmountNOK 47,500,000. Total executed in Amazonas not specified.
Initiative TypeProject executed through WWF under the leadership of MINAM, MINCU, GORELO, WWF, Forest Trends, Earth Innovation Institute, Alternate Development Mechanisms
Initiative StatusCompleted Period: 2015-2016
Description

This cooperation program seeks to strengthen forestry authorities (national and regional) through specialized assistance for the development of forest standards, improve transparency, availability and use of forest information, develop a training program for authorities, regents and communities natives, contribute to the strategic planning of SERFOR, training on the management of forest fires, classification of forest products and support to the EIA of SENACE. Specific activities for Loreto will be defined in 2019.

PartnersUSFS, SERFOR, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Ministry of the Environment
Funding AmountTo be defined by 2019
Initiative TypeUSFS cooperation program financed with USAID / USFS resources to the Peruvian Government administered by PROFONANPE
Initiative StatusIn implementation