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Peru shares the main land-related problems of several South American countries: the existence of very large landholdings (latifundios), on the one hand, and small landholdings (minifundios), on the other, in historical processes marked by the interests of actors such as landowners, agro-industrialists, peasants, and indigenous communities. However, unlike some neighboring countries, the dynamics of these elements are different due to a series of particular agricultural policies and their respective results, which have placed Peru as one of the main producers and exporters of agricultural crops in the region.
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Peru mine disruption to continue as MMG fails to oust protestors

2 May 2022

MMG is facing the possibility of a prolonged disruption at its copper mine in Peru after failing to clear the site of all protesters in an operation that has further inflamed tensions with indigenous groups. The Hong Kong-listed company’s security personnel teamed up with police this week in…

Secure land rights and empowerment for indigenous communities - experiences and good practices from Peru

25 March 2022

After almost six years, the Global Programme Responsible Land Policy completed its activities in Peru in late 2021. Thanks to the hard work of the ProTierras Comunales project team and partners, we can look back on interesting lessons learned and several good practices ready for replication (here…

Presidente Castillo launches new land reform in Peru

4 October 2021

  His administration will establish the "Agrarian Civil Service," a program through which thousands of young university students will technically support the farmers. On Sunday, Peru’s President Pedro Castillo launched the "second agrarian reform", which is a national policy for the development of…

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New Geographies of Climate Vulnerability

New Geographies of Climate Vulnerability

3 August 2021

Mining in the context of climate of climate change brings new challenges to the industry and exacerbates already existing sustainability problems. This Datastory highlights some of these tensions while pointing towards emerging best practice. The findings are based on document analysis and semi…

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Prindex - Perceptions of tenure security

Webinar: An introduction to Prindex, 28 November

Around the world, insecure property rights prevent families from feeling confident about the future, businesses from investing, and communities from becoming more productive. Hundreds of millions of us lack property security. This makes the world poorer, less free, and less just. There is a growing…

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Good Practice

1 December 2021