PE08 Agroforestry Concessions (AgroFor)

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO5 Supply of ecosystem services ensured
Start Date Q1  Feb 24 2020
End Date q3 Aug 31 2023
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 879,839
Budget Percentage 53%
Actual Expenditure (USD) $462,384
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 879839
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Amazonas Regional Government, Loreto Regional Government, San Martín Regional Government, National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Norway’s International Climate and Forests Initiative (NICFI)
Name of consortium members, if any World Agroforestry (ICRAF), Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA)
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Climate-Smart Agriculture
GGGI Project Code : PE08
Project Manager and Staff +


Concessions in Use for Agroforestry Systems (CUSAF) constitute an opportunity to formalize agroforestry and forestry productive practices by family producers on forest lands; make the family producer visible, integrating it into the forestry sector; and promote sustainable production practices based on agroforestry, restoring ecosystem services and conserving forests.

The AgroFor Project, through its three components, seeks to support national and regional government agencies in building the institutional, regulatory, technical, and financial conditions that allow for successful implementation of the CUSAFs on a scale by family farmers, improving their livelihoods and becoming them strategic partnets for the sustainable development of the Amazon, accessing better business opportunities and contributing to reducing forest deforestation.

This Project is implemented through a consortium, made up of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the International Center for Agroforestry Research (ICRAF), and the Peruvian Society of Environmental Law (SPDA), and is financed by the Government of Norway (NORAD and NICFI). It intervenes in the regions of Loreto, San Martin and Amazonas, and in Lima it coordinates with the National Forest and Wildlife Service – SERFOR and the Forest and Wildlife Resources Supervision Agency – OSINFOR, in addition to national level entities linked to the forestry sector (MIDAGRI, MINAM, MEF).


Main Outcome 1: In priority areas, Agroforestry Concessions contracts are registered and related GHG emissions reduction is estimated by appropriate national and subnational authorities

Main Outcome 2: Family Farmers in Agroforestry Concessions areas implement sustainable land management options tailored to local socio-ecological context and comply with Agroforestry Concessions requirements including zero deforestation with the support of relevant Government of Peru and stakeholders.

Main Outcome 3: Financial institutions support new sustainable practices of agroforestry farmers under AC. Incentives and financing.


The project’s ultimate expected impact is twofold: (1) reduced deforestation and GHG emissions in the Peruvian Amazon; and (2) improved livelihoods of vulnerable small-scale farmers at the forest frontier.