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Investing in Deforestation-Free Production in the Peruvian Amazon

Switching to sustainable land management and production systems requires considerable investments in technical and financial assistance as well as improved access to finance for smallholder and indigenous communities.

Building upon the Rainforest Alliance’s work with smallholders and indigenous communities in Peru and inputs from a multi-stakeholder workshop hosted by the Rainforest Alliance and Citi in Lima, Peru, in October 2016, this report aims to:

  1. Define Peru’s deforestation challenges;
  2. Demonstrate how investments in smallholders and indigenous communities can drive change and;
  3. Present blended-finance approaches, including those explored by the Rainforest Alliance, in support of smallholder producers and indigenous communities.
Burning Peruvian forest - photo by Mohsin Kazmi

Forests are falling at an alarming rate.

Each minute, 85 acres are destroyed.