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Peru shares the main land-related problems of several South American countries: the existence of very large landholdings (latifundios), on the one hand, and small landholdings (minifundios), on the other, in historical processes marked by the interests of actors such as landowners, agro-industrialists, peasants, and indigenous communities. However, unlike some neighboring countries, the dynamics of these elements are different due to a series of particular agricultural policies and their respective results, which have placed Peru as one of the main producers and exporters of agricultural crops in the region.

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Covid an Excuse to Strip Tropical Forests: Indigenous Groups

18 February 2021

PARIS (AFP) — Governments worldwide are using the Covid-19 pandemic to push through destructive development projects and roll back protections of indigenous groups, according to a global report on deforestation and rule of law released Thursday. An assessment by the Forest People’s Programme of…

Hundreds camped outside in the outskirts of Lima as they waited for transportation to their home towns.Credit...Angela Ponce for The New York Times

Highways of Peru Swell With Families Fleeing Virus

6 May 2020

Fear of the virus and job loss in cities are pushing many back to the countryside, reversing a decades-long trend of urban migration and raising alarm about a public health crisis in rural areas. LIMA, Peru — The bus terminals in Lima are so crowded with people waiting to escape to the…

Complaint alleges oil company left Peru communities’ environment in ruins

12 March 2020

Indigenous communities and human rights NGOs contend that Pluspetrol violated a set of business standards issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The complaint, delivered March 11 in the Netherlands, says the company has avoided paying taxes and has failed to…

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The Shipibo-Conibo in their fishing grounds. CIFOR/Alex Talaverano)

Recognition of indigenous territories as a REDD+ strategy: An example from the Peruvian Amazon

4 December 2018

Peru - A recent Rights and Resources report provides strong evidence on the importance of recognizing and protecting indigenous rights towards mitigating forest-based emissions and curbing global warming. As a Ph.D. student coordinating the third round of data collection of CIFOR’s Global…

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Prindex - Perceptions of tenure security

Webinar: An introduction to Prindex, 28 November

Around the world, insecure property rights prevent families from feeling confident about the future, businesses from investing, and communities from becoming more productive. Hundreds of millions of us lack property security. This makes the world poorer, less free, and less just. There is a growing…