Tocache Jurisdictional Initiative: Towards Jurisdictional Sustainability in a Landscape of the Peruvian Amazon
The Tocache Jurisdicitonal Initiative is a multistakeholder partnership set up with the goal of facilitating the transition towards sustainability in the San Martín Region of Peru. This report describes the inner workings of the initiative, and presents important conclusions, recommendations, and lessons learnt as an example to inspire other landscape implementers in setting up similar initiatives. Recommendations presented in the report include the need to establish financial and non-financial incentives to accelerate action towards landscape level initiatives. As well as the importance, in jurisdictional initiatives, of setting up the space for communication to facilitate public-private governance.
The San Martín Region of Peru is covered in 66% of the Amazon rainforest and forms an important part of the Peruvian agricultural sector. It is the region with the highest growth in gross agricultural value added, with more than USD 189 million over the last twelve years. Ensuring this region can still contribute to Peru’s economy while reducing the levels of deforestation is the initiative’s main aim. The initiative was set up in 2021 by the Tropical Forest Alliance, Earth Innovation Institute, Helvetas, and the Earthworm Foundation who conducted a thorough planning process to lay out their vision. This report provides further details of the planning process which involved the formulation of an action plan, solid governance protocols, and landscape monitoring.