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Broadening the Perspective of Zero-Deforestation Interventions in Peru by Incorporating Concepts from the Global Value Chain Literature

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International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Km 17 Recta Cali-Palmira, Cali 763537, Colombia
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Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Oster Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen, Denmark
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Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Society Studies, Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades, Av. Universitaria 5175, Los Olivos, Lima 15304, Peru
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Department of Geography, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 80539 Munich, Germany
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Academic Editors: Riccardo Testa, Giuseppina Migliore, Giorgio Schifani and József Tóth
Sustainability 2021, 13(21), 12138; https://doi.org/10.3390/su132112138
Received: 24 August 2021 / Revised: 11 October 2021 / Accepted: 15 October 2021 / Published: 3 November 2021
Global narratives around the links between deforestation and agricultural commodity production have led to the application of voluntary zero-deforestation agreements between companies, governments, and civil society. The continued tropical deforestation warrants a re-examination of this approach in order to customize its application for a particular location. Our paper contributes to this by exploring the spatial associations between deforestation and the production of cacao, coffee, and oil palm in the Amazon region in Peru. The geographical overlaps between deforestation, and the distribution of these commodity crops, indicate four types of spatial associations: (1) a high degree of deforestation and a high degree of commodity production (high-high); (2) a high degree of deforestation and a low degree of commodity production (high-low); (3) a low degree of deforestation and a high degree of commodity production (low-high); and (4) a low degree of deforestation and a low degree of commodity production (low-low). On the basis of these associations, we present four scenarios in which zero-deforestation supply chain interventions may operate in Peru and argue that broadening the perspective of such interventions by adopting a global value chain lens can improve the use of previously deforested lands, prevent unintended or future deforestation and, in turn, ensure that no forest area is left behind. View Full-Text
Keywords: agricultural commodities; supply chains; Peruvian Amazon; Zero-deforestation; value chains; climate action agricultural commodities; supply chains; Peruvian Amazon; Zero-deforestation; value chains; climate action
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Castro-Nunez, A.C.; Villarino, M.E.J.; Bax, V.; Ganzenmüller, R.; Francesconi, W. Broadening the Perspective of Zero-Deforestation Interventions in Peru by Incorporating Concepts from the Global Value Chain Literature. Sustainability 2021, 13, 12138. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132112138

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Castro-Nunez AC, Villarino MEJ, Bax V, Ganzenmüller R, Francesconi W. Broadening the Perspective of Zero-Deforestation Interventions in Peru by Incorporating Concepts from the Global Value Chain Literature. Sustainability. 2021; 13(21):12138. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132112138

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Castro-Nunez, Augusto Carlos, Ma. Eliza J. Villarino, Vincent Bax, Raphael Ganzenmüller, and Wendy Francesconi. 2021. "Broadening the Perspective of Zero-Deforestation Interventions in Peru by Incorporating Concepts from the Global Value Chain Literature" Sustainability 13, no. 21: 12138. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132112138

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