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Agroforestry species of Peru: annotated list and contribution to prioritization for genetic conservation.

By: Cerrón-Macha J M | del Castillo J D | Valverde-Quiroz J C | Cornelius J P.
Series: Working Paper No. 289.2018Description: 29p.Subject(s): World Agroforestry era | Agroforestry | Coastal region | Timber species | Fruit species | Andes | Amazon | Dry forest | Mountain zones | Tropical lowland forest | Genetic resources | Rubber | Deforestation | Jatropha curcas | Conservation | Species | Latin AmericaOnline resources: Click here to access online | Click here to access online Science in progress - D1Summary: In 2017, ICRAF began a prioritization process aimed at orientating its future genebank activities in Peru. The present report documents the first stage of this process. The prioritization was carried out in two phases. First, a list of Peruvian agroforestry species was generated. Second, the conservation status of the species were evaluated. For purposes of the prioritization, a wide definition of “agroforestry species” was used, i.e. any tree, shrub or palm species actively managed by farmers. The list was compiled based on reports of on-farm use in published and unpublished sources, including references located in the Scopus and Google Scholar databases, project reports, and unpublished databases derived from previous ICRAF research. Only native species were considered. The evaluation of conservation status was based principally on the current official Peruvian list of endangered plant species. 148 agroforestry species were recorded: 20 in the coastal region, 47 in the Andes, and 94 in the Amazon. 31 species were classified as threatened: six in the coastal region, 16 in the Andes and 14 in the Amazon. As a next step, a second prioritization stage is recommended, which should consider the Peruvian land restoration agenda, as well as biological and socioeconomic considerations (including seed biology, smallholder priorities, cost-effectiveness of interventions), and expert opinion regarding additional species that should be included in the final prioritization.
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In 2017, ICRAF began a prioritization process aimed at orientating its future genebank activities in Peru. The present report documents the first stage of this process. The prioritization was carried out in two phases. First, a list of Peruvian agroforestry species was generated. Second, the conservation status of the species were evaluated. For purposes of the prioritization, a wide definition of “agroforestry species” was used, i.e. any tree, shrub or palm species actively managed by farmers. The list was compiled based on reports of on-farm use in published and unpublished sources, including references located in the Scopus and Google Scholar databases, project reports, and unpublished databases derived from previous ICRAF research. Only native species were considered. The evaluation of conservation status was based principally on the current official Peruvian list of endangered plant species. 148 agroforestry species were recorded: 20 in the coastal region, 47 in the Andes, and 94 in the Amazon. 31 species were classified as threatened: six in the coastal region, 16 in the Andes and 14 in the Amazon. As a next step, a second prioritization stage is recommended, which should consider the Peruvian land restoration agenda, as well as biological and socioeconomic considerations (including seed biology, smallholder priorities, cost-effectiveness of interventions), and expert opinion regarding additional species that should be included in the final prioritization.

Latin America

The Peruvian Secretariat for Technical Cooperation with the CGIAR (STC-CGIAR)

CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)

CGIAR Genebank Platform

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