Plenary: Water Management and Value Chain Relationships

Peru’s agri-export sector has seen a boom over the last decade. We will learn from a leading Peruvian vegetable exporter, a global buyer, and, a water NGO about strategies to develop landscape level solutions to water management in Peru’s productive coastal regions. Camposol, Superior Foods International, and EcoDecision will discuss how can risks be mitigated…

Plenary: Supporting Resilience on Small Farms

Keurig Green Mountain, Root Capital, Sustainable Harvest, and Unicafec discussed their use of mechanisms such as long term financing for farm renovation, extended contracting terms and technical assistance needed to build resiliency for the long term. Notes from the Panel: Benjamin Schmerler, Root Capital; Colleen Popkin, Keurig Green Mountain; Alfredo Alarcón Enciso, General Manager of…

Private-Public Partnerships for Development Impact

USAID, along with many international donors, has prioritized large-scale partnerships with the private sector. Joost Guijt from CDI, Eduardo Tugendhat from CARANA and Jose Luis Ibarrola from Ecom-Armajaro discussed both the potential they see in these partnerships but also some of the outstanding questions to be explored.  Ecom/Source Trust, and Carana are partners in the Peru…

Turning Agriculture Waste Streams into Value with Climate Benefits

This session featured two projects. Vera Espindola Rafael from UTZ Certified discussed their project turning wastewater from coffee processing into energy and the potential for scaling this approach. Andre Eitner from Soil & More explained the nuts and bolts of accessing carbon markets using agricultural residues for compost production and avoiding landfill emission. Presenters and participants discussed key…

OFF-SITE DINNER AT HUACA PUCLLANA

Peru is experiencing a culinary resurgence and hosts one of the largest culinary fairs in the world, La Mistura. Dinner included a chef-led discussion about the Impact of the Gastronomy Movement. Four important members of the Peruvian Gastronomy Movement addressed the gathering over dinner. Flavio Solorzano Alvarez is the executive chef at El Senorio De…