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Transforming the main economic and agricultural corridor in the Amazon Region into a sustainable landscape that harbours healthy ecosystems with prosperous and resilient companies and communities

Transforming the main economic and agricultural corridor in the Amazon Region into a sustainable landscape that harbours healthy ecosystems with prosperous and resilient companies and communities

Longitudinal Landscape, Perú

To transform the main economic and agricultural corridor in the Amazon Region into a sustainable landscape that harbours healthy ecosystems with prosperous and resilient companies and communities.

Earthworm's Longitudinal Landscape of the Amazon consists of almost 6.5 million ha, shelters thousands of smallholder farmers, and is the base of large business groups. There are 7,000 palm and 40,000 cacao farmers in this landscape, amongst other crops.

The Longitudinal Landscape area is a biodiversity hotspot that contains six critical protected areas. It has been a focus area for agricultural development in recent years, resulting in 2 million ha of forest loss between 2001 and 2018 and various active social conflicts.

At Earthworm, we use the landscape approach to leverage the influence of value chain actors (suppliers, brands, producers) to drive change and transformation that create value for all, especially for farmers, communities and the environment. The landscape approach also encourages the national and local authorities to implement policies related to land use development planning (e.g. micro zoning) and sustainable livelihoods. We work with various raw materials such as palm oil, cocoa, and wood production with reforestation across the landscape.

Key objectives (for 2025)

Communities Rights

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Resilient Farmers

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Rural Workers & Families

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Forest protection

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Supply chain transformation

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Government Support & Capacity Building

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Carbon Impacts

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Our impacts

1,373 farmers

engaged since start of project.

11 companies

involved to NDPE or Sustainable Sourcing policies, and 6 cocoa , 4 palm oil and 1 wood company in the process.

888,000 ha

(hectares) in the land use planning process identified under the HCS/HCV approach.

Our work is supported by:

Contributors

  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
  • UNDP
  • Grupo PALMAS

Project Partners

  • Helvetas
  • OLAMSA/COCEPU
  • ECOM
  • Choba Choba
  • Reforesta Perú
  • Acopagro
  • SUMAQAO
  • ALICORP

Project Partners (continued)

  • Municipality of Tocache
  • TFA and Coalicion por una Produccion Sostenible
  • Earth Innovation Institute
  • Regional governments of Ucayali and San Martin
  • Sociedad Peruana de Ecodesarrollo
  • Aspash
  • Solidaridad Perú

Our field team

Richard Vaca

Program Manager Andes, Landscape Lead

Natalia Lozano

Member Project Manager

Carlos Rueda

Landscapes Project Manager

Patricia Cabanillas

Forest Protection Coordinator

Dick Vergara

Agriculture & Sustainable Business Specialist

Rolly Calvo

Agriculture & Resilience Specialist

The Longitudinal landscape is one of the key ecosystems where Earthworm Foundation works through its landscapes approach.

Raw Materials in the Longitudinal landscape

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