Alliance for regenerative ranching in the Peruvian Amazon

Introducing nature-based solutions in the Peruvian Amazon to transform extensive deforested pasturelands into silvopasture systems that benefit the environment, local farmers and contribute to economic development.

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About the project

This project aims to overcome the barriers that prevent the uptake of promising nature-based solutions that sequester and store greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while improving livelihoods and aligning with Peru’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) toward 2050. 

Project partners, WWF, the Climate Group and the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) will support technical capacity building around silvopasture systems in Tampobata and Tahuamanu – two of the three provinces of Madre de Dios, a department situated in the Peruvian Amazon, where extensive cattle farming is the number one cause of deforestation.  

The project, supported by UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions, involves three main components: local capacity-building through farmer field schools, knowledge sharing with wider state and regional governments and creating platforms for stakeholder dialogue for generating – and facilitating - conditions for marketing and financing.  

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Project objectives

Train farmers in deforestation-free livestock practices, such as silvopastuoural and regenerative methods, through farmer field schools (FFS) while incorporating positive gender and youth approaches. 

Develop and disseminate knowledge products regarding regenerative ranching best practices among farmers and government officials across the region. 

Develop opportunities through a public-private multi-stakeholder process to solve financial bottlenecks impeding the transition toward silvopastural systems. 

Create a regional public-private coalition for sustainable production in Madre de Dios that sets the rules and a roadmap for the promotion of deforestation-free livestock in the region. 

Project partners & supporters

UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions)

UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) is a £60m flagship programme under the International Climate Finance (ICF) portfolio. It is part of the UK’s £5.8bn commitment to International Climate Finance by 2021 to tackle climate change. This project is a part of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund.  

Funded by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) through the UK’s International Climate Finance. 

WWF

WWF is the leading global conservation organization, with a presence in more than 100 countries and the support of more than 5 million partners. In Peru, WWF has operated in Madre de Dios since 2000, working across several projects related to forest, indigenous peoples, fresh water and wildlife. 

Also, WWF-UK manages £4 million in programme support to WWF offices in the Amazon region, including support to improve cattle ranching in Colombia and Brazil. 

Tropical Forest Alliance

The Tropical Forest Alliance is a multi-stakeholder partnership platform to support the implementation of private-sector commitments to remove deforestation from key tropical supply chains such as cocoa, palm oil and beef.

Hosted by the World Economic Forum, its 170+ alliance partners include companies, government entities, civil society, indigenous peoples, local communities and international organizations. In Peru, TFA's workplan is implemented through the Coalition for Sustainable Production

To find out more, contact:

Natalie Orentlicher, Knowledge and Learning Manager