The issue in Peru
The Amazon rainforest is disappearing at an alarming rate. 2019 marked a sad record with over 9100 km² cleared that year alone. Our projects are part of the fight against this deforestation and are deployed in the Amazonian region of San Martin in Peru, one of the most affected in the country.
This rural region, which was ravaged by drug trafficking in the 1980s, is now opening up and developing economically, becoming a leading region for the production of rice, cocoa, corn, bananas and palm oil. Slash-and-burn agriculture is now applied on larger and larger areas to grow cash crops or cattle, according to productivist models based on the intensive use of chemical inputs and without any environmental consideration.