Over the past 20 years, 2 million hectares of primary forests have been deforested in the Peruvian Amazon (1) .
Family agriculture, which often takes place in public lands < than 5 ha, is known to be one of the main causes of this deforestation(2) .
Deforestation and degradation tend to occur in production or protection forests; these are public lands for which there are no ownership titles but where it is possible to grant enabling titles (concessions).
The AC contracts represent an opportunity for family farmers and for Amazon forests:
(1)Finer M, Mamani N (2018) Reduction of primary forests in the Peruvian Amazon. MAAP: 93.
(2)Resolution CE. No. 026-2020-MINAM/VMDERN/PNCB. Intervention Strategy of the National Forest Conservation Program for Climate Change Mitigation by 2030.