Fighting poverty by sustainably managing natural resources - Landscapes of hope in Peru

From April 2012 to November 2018, the Peruvian Ministry of Environment and the Belgian development agency Enabel implemented a 13 million euro programme for economic development and strategic management of natural resources in the regions of Apurimac, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Junin and Pasco (PRODERN) under a governmental cooperation agreement concluded between Peru and Belgium.

PRODERN aimed at reducing poverty of men and women living in the five regions, through the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources and biological diversity, and considering the needs of future generations. More specifically the programme wanted to contribute to poverty reduction through the promotion of sustainable development and sustainable use of natural resources, aimed at improving productivity, competitiveness and access to markets for local communities.

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