Project for Strengthening Assets, Markets and Rural Development Policies in the Northern Highlands
Project for Strengthening Assets, Markets and Rural Development Policies in the Northern Highlands (Sierra Norte)
This project aims to protect and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of poor rural households in the northern highlands of Peru. It also works to strengthen community organizations in rural areas and open new markets for entrepreneurial activities.
Specifically, the project:
- Helps small-scale producers and entrepreneurs contract technical assistance to improve the production, marketing and management of rural enterprises
- Provides financial and non-financial services to help rural poor people, mainly women and young people, develop new business initiatives and contract the services required to implement them
- Reduces livelihood risks through promotion of savings and micro-insurance.
The project carries forward participatory and innovative approaches implemented in previous IFAD projects in the highlands region. These approaches include awards systems for allocation of resources and participatory community mapping for natural resource assessment.
13 December 2007
2007 - 2015
Total Project Cost
US$ 25.34 million
US$ 14.4 million
Global Environmental Facility US$ 1.72 million
ACTION AID US$ 1 million
Beneficiaries US$ 1.21 million
National Government US$ 5.35 million
Local Government US$ 1.65 million