2019 marks ten years of UNDP addressing the sustainability challenges of highly traded commodities around the world. As part of our anniversary celebrations, we will be taking an inside look into the work of the Programme in each of our countries of operation.

As well as the economic benefits of coffee production in Peru, this crop is essential to the social development of the country. It provides a livelihood to 223,000 farming families. However, one of the main challenges of the coffee sector is low productivity, which leads to the expansion of new plantations to primary forest areas. This problem, combined with the intensification of other unplanned agricultural activities, is becoming the main driver of deforestation and ecosystem degradation in Peru.

Download the Peru Country Guides to learn more about the work of the Green Commodities Programme in addressing the sustainability challenges of Peru's coffee sector, in close partnership with the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture, the National Coffee Board and the Peruvian Chamber of Coffee and Cocoa.