The publication is the institutional work of Naturaleza y Cultura Internacional and the Andean Forests Program of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) sponsored by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and the Consortium for Sustainable Development of the Andean Eco Region (CONDESAN).
Naturaleza y Cultura Internacional (NCI) and the Andean Forests Program of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC have edited the publication “The Quiroz-Chira Water Fund: A management mechanism for the Piura mountain eco systems in Peru,” a document that systematizes the experience and learning achieved from the joint efforts and experiences of public and private actors and from international cooperation, to value and repay water eco systemic services in northern Peru.
The publication also includes the most relevant results and progress made by the Quiroz-Chira Water Fund and the benefits obtained for the mountain eco systems of this part of the country, a benchmark initiative to Preserve, protect and recover the forests and plateaus of the upper basin that secure the provision of water for the Chira water system.
This publication seeks to show the new challenges and opportunities offered by the Quiroz-Chira Water Fund to generate value shared between the private and public sector to the benefit of the forests and eco systems and the communities that live there.
Background. It must be noted that from 2007 to 2009, through an initiative promoted by the Autonomous Authority of the Chira-Piura Water Basin (AACHCHP) the Board of Users of the San Lorenzo Minor Hydraulic System and the District Municipality of Pacaipampa and Province Municipality of Ayabaca in Piura decided to support the preparation of a public investment project to reforest Ayabaca. The Regional Government of Piura, the Province Municipality of Ayabaca and Naturaleza y Cultura International (NCI) joined this initiative through the Regional Program for Social Management of Andean Forest Eco Systems (ECOBONA) funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
To date, the Quiroz-Chira Water Fund has prioritized its intervention in 18,152,96 hectares of the upper basin of the Quiroz and Macará Rivers and manages resources of S/.378,000 (in cash and cash bonds) contributed by the JUSHSAL, the JUSHCH, the Province Municipality of Ayabaca, the District Municipaity of Pacaipampa and Naturaleza y Cultura Internacional.
The Andean Forests Program, an initiative implemented in the countries that form part of the Andean Mountain Range arc, forms part of the Global Program for Climate Change and Environment of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and it is sponsored by the consortium Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation – Condesan.
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Andean Forests Project, project sheet, Embassy of Switzerland/ Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
Web Andean Forests Project
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