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Adding efforts for conservation and research in Madre de Dios: UNAMAD and WWF-Peru sign inter-institutional cooperation agreement

The agreement seeks to join actions of both organizations to contribute to the sustainable development of the region. 

In order to develop new educational strategies for students of the Academy and provide support to public and private actors to promote research, innovation and technology transfer in the production chains of Madre de Dios, the Universidad Nacional Amazónica de Madre de Dios (UNAMAD) and WWF Peru signed a framework agreement for inter-institutional cooperation. This alliance will have a term of five years, in which time capacities will be strengthened and opportunities generated to contribute to the region's scientific progress and sustainable development. 

The rector of UNAMAD, Hernando Dueñas, emphasized that: "UNAMAD has managed to sign a strategic alliance with WWF to strengthen biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in Madre de Dios, based on basic, applied, participatory and social research. For this, UNAMAD plays a fundamental role with the participation of our researchers and students, together with organizations such as WWF Peru and actors from the productive sector". 

As part of the agreement, actions have been carried out such as the development of the regional ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship in Madre de Dios, which seeks to create, through a public-private platform, the necessary conditions for the State, academia, industry and civil society to exchange knowledge and generate information that will help local industry and allow regional sustainable enterprises and initiatives to take off.

The Manager of the Forests and Indigenous Affairs Program of WWF Peru, Nelson Gutiérrez, commented that: "with the signing of the agreement, we are looking for joint collaboration between academia, WWF Peru and international cooperation to strengthen local capacities in research and innovation in order to contribute to the development of the region. In this way, synergies will be generated between the projects that each one develops or will develop to achieve joint research and innovative practices that contribute to innovation in the region”. ". 

A workshop on agroecology was also organized at the CITEproductivo Madre de Dios facilities, where the application of good practices in regenerative livestock farming to reduce investment costs, increase productivity and mitigate environmental impacts and improve the sustainability of production systems was demonstrated. As a complementary activity to this workshop, an internship was held in the town of Iñapari where the achievements and lessons learned from the regenerative cattle ranching strategy in Madre de Dios were shown in three farms over three days.

Both workshops were attended by more than 40 participants, including students and teachers from UNAMAD. As a next joint action, WWF Peru will train UNAMAD students in the monitoring of pastures with drones associated with the landscape changes caused by the establishment of regenerative cattle ranching in Madre de Dios.