The U.S. government committed about US$ 90 million in USAID forest projects in Peru from 2010 through 2019. This is according to data from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Bar chart of USAID funding obligations for forest projects in Peru 2010-2019.

The U.S. government (USG) provides foreign assistance because it is strategically, economically, and morally imperative for the United States and vital to U.S. national security. – USAID

During the same decade, the U.S. imported about US$ 200 million of forest products from Peru.

Line chart of US imports of forest products from Peru 2010-2019.

After 2015, the value of Peruvian forest products imported into the U.S. dropped dramatically.

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In 2019, USAID committed more dollars in foreign assistance for forest projects in Peru, than Peru received from exports of forest products to the United States.

Line chart comparing USAID funds for forest projects in Peru versus US imports of forest products from Peru.

Despite a decade of USAID foreign assistance for forest projects in Peru, tree cover loss in the country continues its upward trend.

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Bar chart of tree cover loss in Peru from 2016 through 2020.

In fact, in 2020, tree cover loss in Peru was 20% higher than it was in 2016. This was the largest change in tree cover loss of the Amazon countries of Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador.

Bar chart showing the change tree cover loss in Amazon countries in 2020 versus 2016.

Here is a list of USAID forest projects in Peru over the decade, their funding obligations, and implementers:

YearContractUS$ MillionImplementer
10U.S. Forest Service Interagency Agreement9.9USDA
11PTPA Forest Governance and Environmental Implementation7.0Chemonics
11Amazon Forest Sector Initiative (AFSI)4.1USDA
12Amazon Forest Sector Initiative (AFSI)5.9USDA
13PTPA Forest Governance and Environmental Implementation14.3Chemonics
14Amazon Forest Sector Initiative (AFSI)3.0USDA
15Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon (ICAA)5.5IRG Ltd.
15PTPA Forest Governance and Environmental Implementation4.3Chemonics
16PTPA Forest Governance and Environmental Implementation5.6Chemonics
16Amazon Forest Sector Initiative (AFSI)2.5USDA
16International Forestry Programs: Peru Program ABA Grant2.4Aire Bosques Y Agua
17Forest Sector Governance Strengthening IAA3.5USDA
18Securing a Sustainable, Inclusive & Profitable Forest Sector9.2ARD, Inc.
19Amazon Indigenous Rights and Resources Activity (AIRR)7.2WWF
19Forest Sector Governance Strengthening IAA5.3USDA

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