Peru agriculture land

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.

Learn more about successes and challenges and find more detailed land governance data in Peru.

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New UN report highlights drastic increase in violence and legal harassment driven by rapid expansion of development projects on indigenous lands

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The oil company that exploited the their lands “has been an uninvited and messy guest for the past four decades,” declared indigenous communities.

Peruvian Indigenous communities from the northern region of Loreto filed a lawsuit Thursday to order the regional government to comply with the indigenous right to land.

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In a statement published in a national newspaper, the council of AIDESEP, which represents over 1800 communities in the Peruvian Amazon called for the repeal and shelving of recent legal reforms being pushed through Peru’s parliament that threaten to further weaken indigenous peoples’ rights to land in favour of development projects. They also announced that they will file a formal complaint to the Inter American Development Bank’s (IDB) complaint mechanism if promised changes to a nationwide land titling programme remain undelivered.

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CooperAcción es una organización no gubernamental peruana que nace en julio de 1997, al final de una década en la que se operaron cambios significativos en nuestro país. La implementación de un proceso de reforma estructural implicó la puesta en marcha de un nuevo marco económico, jurídico e institucional, que modificó el funcionamiento precedente de nuestra economía, el rol del Estado, de los agentes económicos y del conjunto de actores sociales. Estos hechos influyeron de manera decisiva en nuestro plan de trabajo fundacional.

Civil Society Organization

Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR) es una organización civil sin fines de lucro que desde sus inicios, en el año 2004, ha realizado acciones para contribuir al desarrollo del país a partir del manejo y aprovechamiento sostenible de sus recursos naturales y la gestión del medio ambiente en la Amazonía.

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Displacement Solutions (DS) works with climate displaced persons, communities, governments and the UN to find rights-based land solutions to climate displacement. DS also works to empower displaced people and refugees to exercise their right to return and have restored to them their original homes, lands and properties through reliance on the right to restitution. DS works together with and on behalf of people who have been displaced not only by conflict, forced eviction or other human rights abuses, but also natural disaster, climate change or other circumstances beyond their control.

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Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peru declared its independence in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces were defeated in 1824. After a dozen years of military rule, Peru returned to democratic leadership in 1980, but experienced economic problems and the growth of a violent insurgency. President Alberto FUJIMORI's election in 1990 ushered in a decade that saw a dramatic turnaround in the economy and significant progress in curtailing guerrilla activity.

Civil Society Organization

El Instituto para el Desarrollo Rural de Sudamérica (IPDRS) es una iniciativa de la sociedad civil que nació en el año 2009 para promover enlaces, sinergias y acciones de desarrollo rural de base campesina indígena en la región sudamericana.

El IPDRS ejecuta proyectos, realiza consultorías y evaluaciones y gestiona servicios de fortalecimiento de capacidades de desarrollo rural en Sudamérica a través de las líneas de: INVESTIGACIÓN-ACCIÓN, COMUNICACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO e INTERAPRENDIZAJE.

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The Land Observatory is a pilot project by some partners of the Land Matrix, designed to provide greater context and deeper insight on land deals, from a more local perspective.

We are co-creating software with partner organizations in pilot countries that will allow for them to

HISTORIA

En 1978 un grupo de mujeres decidió poner en marcha -desde sus historias, coincidencias y luchas- sus sueños para alcanzar la igualdad de género en el Perú.

Sueños que permitieron darle voz pública a la desigualdad, a la inconformidad, al malestar en la vida de las mujeres y trabajar por un espacio político ideológico, con identidad feminista, para alcanzar la igualdad de género en nuestro país. Liderazgos pioneros que nos abrieron el camino.

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Tradicionalmente el desarrollo rural remite a conceptos como pobreza, expulsión, insatisfacción de necesidades, marginamiento, desnutrición, inviabilidad, insostenibilidad, etc. Es preciso reconocer que esta lectura se ha convertido en un discurso reiterativo y rígido que funcionaliza al desarrollo rural a un tipo de política pública que subestima y relega la vida en el campo.

El Movimiento Regional por la Tierra y el Territorio nace en reacción a estos enfoques y prácticas, proponiendo una renovada mirada de lo rural.

Non Governmental organization

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.

We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions- transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.

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En nuestra región aprobada con la ordenanza N°012-2014-GRSM/CR como espacio de coordinación y articulación del gobierno regional de san Martín con los demás niveles de gobierno en la generación, acceso, difusión y uso de información agraria especializada en beneficio de los distintos grupos de interés especialmente en los pequeños y medianos productores agrarios haciendo uso de los medios adecuados.

Non-profit organization

Resource Equity works to advance women’s rights to land and natural resources in order to promote women’s economic and social empowerment, and to reduce poverty while promoting lasting and equitable global development.

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