Project profile — Promoting Economic Competitiveness and Diversification in Extractive Regions of Peru


SOCODEVI - Canadian Cooperation Society for International Development (CA-CRA_ACR-3104918610)
2013-03-27 - 2021-01-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Peru (100.00%)


• Agricultural development:
Agricultural development (31120) (25.00%)
Food crop production (31161) (25.00%)
Agricultural co-operatives (31194) (25.00%)
• Mineral Resources And Mining: Mineral/mining policy and administrative management (32210) (25.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve the economic and social conditions of the men and women living in the mining regions of Peru. It directly supports 3,000 family farms regrouped in 30 cooperatives, mostly in the agriculture and forestry sectors. More specifically, the project ensures that local cooperatives build the necessary capacities to increase the quantity and quality of their production, to increase their sales and to generate more revenues. By doing so, the project is supporting the Government of Peru's economic diversification efforts in rural mining communities.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved competitiveness of cooperatives in extractive regions, making sure that women have better access and control over resources; (2i) enhanced access to local, regional and international markets for cooperatives; and (3) improved business environment for cooperatives.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (January 2021) include: (1) the human development index of the targeted areas increased by 0.0692; (2) 24 associative businesses (including 19 cooperatives) were created or supported in three rural regions of Peru, comprising 4,528 members (including 1,498 women); (3) 2,234 jobs have been created (of which women occupy 1,017), and 769 jobs have been protected (of which women occupy 270); (4) 7,229 producers (including 2,386 women) received support to strengthen their family farms; (5) amongst these family farms, 4,100 are now using improved production techniques, which has allowed 20 of the associative businesses to increase their economic activities; (6) the net average annual agricultural income of the supported family farms increased by 3,267 soles per family; and (7) after a series of technical training sessions and capacity-building workshops, 88% of project beneficiaries (i.e. 2,100 women) now actively participate in decision-making regarding the use of economic resources within their families.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $363,910
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
16-11-2020 Disbursement $180,407
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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