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Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Supports Organic Agricultural Business Development

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June 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Cerro Verde has supported the Promotion for Agricultural Development Project in surrounding communities near its operations in Arequipa, Peru. The program benefits the farmers of Tiabaya, Uchumayo, Yarabamba, La Joya and Hunter.

The Promotion for Agricultural Development Project started in 2012 with the aim of improving the quality and quantity of agricultural and animal yields to increase the economic income of local farmers.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Supports Early Childhood Education in Arequipa

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Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan company, is constructing a new school building for early childhood education. Children who live in the neighborhood of Congata, in the Uchumayo district of Arequipa, Peru, will attend the new school buildings in the fall of 2018.

The new building complex for the school will include classrooms for three-year-olds, as well as a multipurpose lounge, administrative offices and a cafeteria.

The new learning areas for the young children will enable the school to increase school enrollment.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Supports Micro and Small Enterprise Development

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May 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde (SMCV) contracted with Cáritas Arequipa to educate and train a group of Uchumayan women in Arequipa, Peru, in Cosmetology.

The program required 300 hours of coursework and practical training. In December 2017, 26 Uchumayinas graduated from the program, and were supplied with cosmetology and salon supplies in order to be able to start their own businesses with the necessary tools.

Cerro Verde promotes the creation, improvement and development of micro and small enterprises through its various programs.

Gender Relations and Gaps in the Cocoa Value Chain in Peru

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Working with smallholders in the region of the Valleys of the Rivers Apurimac, Ene and Montaro (VRAEM) in Peru is a challenging task. The region produces approximately 70% of Peru’s illicit coca and is home to the last remnants of the Shining Path, an armed group that has fought a war against the state between the 1980s and early 2000s.

Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable: A Senior Development Leader’s Perspective

Reflecting on lessons learned from a development career working in and out of Peru
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Thomas Reilly is a senior leader in Tetra Tech’s International Development Services division who oversees business and field operations in more than 40 countries. He is a former Chief of Party for the ProDecentralization Peru (PRODES) project. In this post, he reflects on lessons learned from a career working in and out of Peru. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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Thomas Reilly is a senior leader in Tetra Tech’s International Development Services division who oversees business and field operations in more than 40 countries. He is a former Chief of Party for the ProDecentralization Peru (PRODES) project. In this post, he reflects on lessons learned from a career working in and out of Peru. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Scotiabank Impact Story: Building a Cooperative Future in Peru: the Manantial de Vida (Spring of Life) Dairy Co-op

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The town of Cabeza de Toro sits about five hours south of Lima, in the agricultural heart of Peru. For the past decade, this agricultural center has been home to the Manantial de Vida (Spring of Life) Dairy Services Cooperative. Today, this farmer-owned cooperative produces and collects milk to feed Peru’s growing population, while simultaneously providing dairy farmers in the region with a viable income.

Peru’s Integrated Approach to Nationally Determined Contributions Can Boost Agroforestry’s Role in Fighting Climate Change

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Agroforestry’s ability to produce multiple benefits can make it a key feature of Peru’s innovative and multi-sectoral approach to NDCs. What is needed to fully harness it?

Climate action is increasingly a country-led and country-driven process. Through their nationally determined contributions (NDCs), each country articulates how they will meet targets set out in the Paris Agreement.

Coming Together, Changing Lives in Carapongo, Peru

By Cinthya Allen, Global Project Manager, AT&T
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During 2017, AT&T’s long-standing culture of service and volunteerism has been highly visible across the nation with employees coming together to support communities affected by disasters and in need in Houston, Texas, Puerto Rico, California and many other regions.  As an AT&T employee, and National President for HACEMOS, our company’s Latino focused employee resource group, I recently had the opportunity to serve alongside my colleagues from more than a dozen countries in a transformative project showing that our company’s spirt of service is also truly global. 

Freeport-McMoRan, Cerro Verde and PT Freeport Indonesia Operations Receive Eight Wildlife Habitat Council Awards

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December 8, 2017 - The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) announced their 2017 WHC Award winners on November 9. WHC honors programs and projects that demonstrate excellence in the areas of wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration, and conservation education.

Freeport-McMoRan has been a member of the WHC for many years and currently has 15 operating sites/facilities that are WHC certified at the gold level.

Atlas Copco Wins Award for Peruvian Flood Rescue Efforts

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PIURA, Peru, October 30, 2107 /3BL Media/ -- Atlas Copco has been commended by the Peruvian Government for helping communities recover from the devastating floods caused by the ‘Fenómeno del Niño’ storm. The Ministry of Labour of Peru recognised Atlas Copco’s efforts in the northern city of Piura at an awards ceremony for companies that provided immediate assistance in the wake of the natural disaster. The award grants Atlas Copco the distinctive denomination of S.O.S Company in Peru.

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