SAB Project

The “Business Models to Address Drivers of Deforestation in Peru – Sustainable Amazon Businesses (SAB)” project develops business models with zero deforestation and low in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in palm oil and cocoa value chains in the Peruvian Amazon. The strategic partners of this project bring together value proposals that include a commitment to reduce GHG emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, while promoting sustainable agricultural land use. This project contributes to fulfilling the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) within the framework of the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) signed by the Peruvian Government. The project is aligned with the environmental and developmental goals of the national and regional governments in the Amazon. This project has been financed by the International Climate Initiative (IKI, its German initials).


• Developing sustainable business models with a deforestation-free and low-GHG-emissions approach in the palm oil and cocoa value chains across the Ucayali region.


• Two participatory value chain strategies with a vision shared by stakeholders within the chain, focused on meeting the deforestation-free and verifiable emission-reduction commitments.

• Implementation of two pilot business models with commercial partnerships in cocoa and oil palm, to show that the actions within these business models are economically profitable, ready for investment, and socially inclusive.



Political partners