Boosting incomes and protecting the environment – IFAD and Government of Peru assess achievements of joint project
Global, Americas, Peru
What: Martín Vizcarra, President of Peru, and Rossana Polastri, Director of the Latin America and the Caribbean Division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), to chair the closing of the Sierra y Selva Alta Project (PSSA) which has successfully raised incomes, economically empowered women and youth, and helped farmers mitigate the impact of climate change.
When: Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 10am
Where: Concha Acústica del Campo de Marte, Jesús María, Lima
Who: Other participants include: Jorge Luis Montenegro, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation; Jesús Quintana, IFAD's Country Director for Peru; and project beneficiaries. The event will also feature stands that showcase the achievements of various producers’ associations who have received financing and technical assistance from the project.
The story: The lives of almost 40,000 rural families have changed due to the PSSA, with the average monthly income of its beneficiaries more than doubling. Thousands of women have been economically empowered and more than 2,000 young people now have access to financial services. Investments in soil conservation and reforestation initiatives allow family farmers to mitigate the effects of climate change.