Peru

PER
8 September 2017
Peru

The victims were targeted by a criminal gang who wanted to use their lands to grow lucrative palm oil, according to local indigenous leaders

Six farmers have been shot dead by a criminal gang who wanted to seize their farms to muscle in on the lucrative palm oil trade, according to indigenous Amazon leaders in Peru.

Peru

No es ninguna novedad que uno de los principales problemas históricos que tiene nuestro país sea la ocupación desordenada que hemos tenido sobre nuestro territorio. El Estado no ha podido hasta el momento diseñar una organización política y territorial clara que busque enfrentar la diversa problemática que se desprende como consecuencias de ese desorden.

Peru

Por Milton López

 

Este año el Perú está lejos de ganarle la batalla a la deforestación. El Proyecto de Monitoreo de la Amazonía Andina (MAAP por su sigla en inglés) calculó, con la ayuda de imágenes satelitales y de las alertas tempranas GLAD, que se han perdido 15,000 hectáreas de bosques desde enero hasta julio de 2017.

Property Rights and Water Access: Evidence from Land Titling in Rural Peru cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
December 2015
Peru

Insecure land tenure and property rights are an impediment to the construction of water infrastructure in many developing countries. This paper explores whether alleviating this impediment through a land titling program in rural Peru is associated with improvements in water access. The economics literature on the links between property rights and investment decisions has amassed yet, due to the unique characteristics of water, it is not obvious how water service provision would respond to improvements in land tenure.

9 August 2017
Peru

The Kichwa people of the San Martin region have traditionally occupied the upland forests which since 2005 were classified as the Regional Protected Area - Cerro Escalera by the regional government of San Martin. Today, many of these communities lack any secure rights to these forests and are regularly stopped and restricted from accessing its forest resources vital for their subsistence.