CAF Delegation Visits Peru to Evaluate International Training Program
Author:   Source:   Time: 2016-12-26

A visit to Peru’s National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR)

A visit to the central office of Pachamama Raymi in Cusco

A survey of bamboo resources in Urubamba

At the invitation of National Forest and Wildlife Service of Peru (SERFOR), a three-member CAF delegation led by Li Yanquan, Vice President of CAF, visited Peru from Dec. 19 to Dec. 24 to conduct an assessment of international training program on forestry science and technology.

The delegation paid visits to SERFOR headquarters in Lima, the central office of Pachamama Raymi in Cusco and Peruvian Association of Bamboo (PERUBAMBU). Field trips were arranged to investigate bamboo resources, cultivation and utilization in Cusco, Urubamba and Madre de Dios. The delegates also met with some former participants of bamboo technology training workshops organized by China National Bamboo Research Center (CBRC), an affiliate of CAF.

Through investigation, the CAF delegates learned that Peru is located in the origin of Amazon River and is of great ecological importance. The country boasts abundant bamboo resources, but lacks advanced bamboo technology. Bamboo industry plays a significant role in socio-economic development and ecological conservation in Peru, and enjoys a huge potential for development. The delegates also evaluated the impact of CBRC’s bamboo (forestry) training program on the bamboo industry development in Peru, and learned Peru’s demand for international training.

Forestry officials from China and Peru discussed the possibilities of future collaboration on bidirectional international training, scientific research, industrialization, personnel exchange and information sharing. Both sides agreed to strengthen the bilateral forestry cooperation.

Mr. Yu Hui, Director-general of CBRC, and Mr. Ding Xingcui, Director of International Cooperation Division at CBRC, participated in this visit.