From the faraway altitudes of the Peruvian Andes, rural communities join forces with the United Nations to reap the benefits of renewable energy. UN in Action No. 1625
United Nations, New York - Few plants thrive at altitudes of over 4,000 metres, where soil is poor, water scarce and the winters harsh. But recently farmers in the High Andes of Peru, with support from the Internation...
Peru is battling to contain a dangerous tide of counterfeit medicines.
United Nations, New York, May 2009 - Palm oil production has risen sharply in Peru over the past decades. For many farmers in the region, growing palm is an important alternative to the often illegal cultivation of co...
United Nations, April 2009 - Until the mid-1990s, Peru was the world's number one producer of the coca leaf, the key ingredient in making cocaine. Since then, Peru has had remarkable success convincing coca growers to...