Nourishing millions: Stories of change in nutrition cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
Reports & Research
June 2016

Malnutrition costs the world trillions of dollars, but global commitment to improving people’s nutrition is on the rise, and so is our knowledge of how to do so. Over the past 50 years, understanding of nutrition has evolved beyond a narrow focus on hunger and famine. We now know that good nutrition depends not only on people’s access to a wide variety of foods, but also on the care they receive and the environment they live in. A number of countries and programs have exploited this new understanding to make enormous strides in nutrition.

13 July 2017

Avances en reconocimiento de derechos ancestrales permitirá consolidar acciones para evitar el incremento de la deforestación


En su primer año de implementación de la iniciativa MDE Saweto Peru, las organizaciones indígenas que forman parte de este esfuerzo nacional han logrado que el Estado peruano reconozca e inscriba en los registros públicos a 124 comunidades nativas de las regiones Loreto, Ucayali y San Martín, beneficiándose a más de cinco mil familias.

7 July 2017

A Canadian firm lost its license for the mining project in southeastern Peru but indigenous leaders now face charges including 'aggravated extortion'

LONDON, July 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of indigenous leaders is due to go on trial in Peru on Thursday for participating in a protest against a silver mine in 2011 that resulted in two deaths and 14 injuries, activists said.

24 June 2017

Trabajadores del campo implementan técnicas para combatir la pobreza y la desnutrición en zonas altoandinas


A un kilómetro de distancia del nevado Ausangate, en el distrito de Ocongate, provincia de Quispicanchi (Cusco), Gumercindo Crispín (42) reflexiona sobre lo difícil que resulta la vida de un campesino a 4 mil metros de altura.


Scientists present their findings on forest tenure and land use at a major conference in Peru

Peru - Latin American countries have made progress in granting land rights to communities in recent years. Nevertheless, policies often fail to consider the diversity of those communities and the different ways they use their land.

Peer-reviewed publication
July 2013

Estimating deforested areas and deforestation rates have become key steps for quantifying environmental services of tropical rain forests, particularly as linked to programs such as Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD). In Southeastern Peru, reliable estimates of land-cover change (LCC) are important for monitoring changes in the landscape due to agricultural expansion, pasture creation and other socio-economic influences triggered by the Inter-Oceanic Highway (IOH).

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2013

By 2050, 90% of the population in Latin America will live in cities, but there is a lack of up-to-date spatial information about the urban extent and patterns of urbanization in cities of this region. In this study, we analyzed population growth, urban density and urbanization dynamics between 1992 and 2009 in the major cities of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Perú using Google Earth and DMSP/OLS night-time lights imagery. We used Google Earth to map the urban extent, and time series of night-time lights to analyze spatial patterns of urban development.