Joining the Regional Executive Committee of Madre de Dios to Help Strengthen Forest Based Economies

August 31, 2021

© Pavel Martiarena, Conservación Amazónica – ACCA

Ernesto Velarde Valladares, a specialist in ecobusiness at our sister organization, Conservación Amazónica – ACCA, has recently joined the Board of Directors of the Regional Executive Committee of Exporters of Madre de Dios (CERX) for 2021-2023 as Vice President. Elected by members of the committee, including public and private institutions that promote exports in the region, his new work as part of the Board works to create procedures that implement projects and activities around foreign trade. The Board will also be in charge of ensuring the continuation and execution of the various activities planned in the Regional Strategic Plan of Exports.

As Ernesto Velarde makes clear, the regional exports committee ends up being a space for dialogue and technical discussion that contributes to planning all actions in the region aimed at foreign trade.

“We participate in all these spaces from the ecobusiness perspective. We have led all the commercial connections in other technical areas (cocoa, copoazú, chestnut, aquaculture) with both national and export approaches…Let us remember that as Conservación Amazónica – ACCA, we are supporting the entire value chain of each product, since we see various aspects of production base, including processing, linking of actors, commercial and market issues.”

Ernesto Velarde was also the Manager of the Cusco Regional Executive Committee for Export – Committee of Regional Exporters in Cusco between 2008 and 2011, where he acquired extensive experience in the dynamics of the committee at the national level. He has also been part of the Peruvian Department for Business and Tourism and their Commission for Promotion of Exports and Tourism (PromPerú) to promote the biotrade business model at the national level.

In this way, our sister organization Conservación Amazónica – ACCA works to continually strengthen this important space for technical discussion aimed at generating the development of exportable products in the Madre de Dios region.