Country Profiles: LWR in Peru

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LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF (LWR) has worked in Peru since 1979, specializing in interventions that increase small-scale farmers’ capacity to: improve production quantity and quality; expand markets in rural production; assist communities to enhance their natural resource management; and increase the effectiveness of public and private investments in rural development initiatives. LWR works with local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), governments and associative rural enterprises as well as directly with farmers in an array of value chains to implement contextually-adapted interventions including sustainable climate-smart agriculture, income diversification, post-harvest processing, financial services, marketing, and increased organizational capacity.

Recognizing that extractive industries of natural resources are a permanent feature of the Peruvian economy, LWR encourages involvement of responsible mining stakeholders in local development projects. This encourages a legitimate dialogue between the mining companies and local Peruvian people.

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