Project profile — Amazon Business Alliance



Overview 

CA-3-P011116001
$10,000,000
USAID - United States Agency for International Development
2022-03-29 - 2025-12-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Peru (100.00%)

Sector 

• Agriculture: Agricultural development (31120) (20.00%)
• Forestry: Forestry development (31220) (15.00%)
• Biosphere protection:
Biosphere protection (41020) (30.00%)
Bio-diversity (41030) (15.00%)
• Other Multisector: Rural development (43042) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

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

Description 

This project focuses on climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation in the Peruvian Amazon. The goal is to limit deforestation and forest degradation by restoring degraded ecosystems, while creating and strengthening bio-enterprises in the region that generate income for vulnerable populations, including women and indigenous peoples of the Amazon. Project activities include: (1) the creation of a public-private financing platform for bioenterprises; (2) technical assistance to producers in business and financial management, as well as in sustainable natural resource and land management; and (3) the development of national and regional laws, policies, regulations and programs conducive to bioenterprises.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased sustainable management of natural ecosystems and biodiversity in the Amazon by sustainable, gender-sensitive communities and bio-enterprises addressing climate change; and (2) improved gender-sensitive enabling environment and climate governance for the growth and emergence of bio-enterprises that enhance biodiversity conservation and use.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) more than 15 bio-business projects (entrepreneurs or farmers) have benefited from financial services and/or entrepreneurial development services to help them achieve sustainable management of natural resources; (2) 15 bio-enterprise projects generated more than US$13 million in co-investment, for environmental purposes, by the public and private sectors; (3) 1530 hectares of biologically important areas subject to improved management of natural resources and/or forest cover being restored; (4) help facilitate the proposal, adoption and implementation of 01 laws, policies, regulations or standards dealing with the conservation of biodiversity and/or other environmental themes officially proposed, adopted or implemented at the following the assistance of the project and promoting gender equality and interculturality; (5) more than 350 people with increased capacity to apply gender, intercultural and indigenous rights approaches in bio-business development; and (6) more than 743 people (including 248 women) received benefits (monetary or non-monetary) associated with the implementation of sustainable activities for adaptation to climate change.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $2,000,000
Planned disbursement $2,000,000
Transactions
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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