Meet our new Planta tu Futuro Board in Peru!

14 Dec , 2022 Our News

Meet our new Planta tu Futuro Board in Peru!

We recently welcomed two new board members to our team in Peru: Professor Luis Campos Baca and Jaime Fernandez Baca. They both bring a wealth of experience to their roles and critical expertise to our reforestation programmes in the Peruvian Amazon. We feel inspired to be starting 2023 with a new team, ready for planting 250,000 native trees over the coming months!

Professor Luis Campos Baca

Luis has had a distinguished career and brings a wealth of experience to our Board from leadership positions in Peru. He is the principal professor at the National University of the Peruvian Amazon and holds a doctorate in biology. He holds a biology degree from the National University of Trujillo, a Masters of Science from the University of Southern Illinois and a Doctorate in Environmental Science from the National University of Trujillo, Peru. He held a visiting fellowship at the Watson Institute Brown University, USA. He was president of the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP) as well as Congressman for Loreto. Luis is passionate about promoting Sustainable Development in the Amazon Rainforest and lives in the city of Iquitos.

Jaime Fernandez-Baca

Jaime brings extensive experience in sustainable development in Peru. He is an agronomist by training and specialised in environmental management. He has worked at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) in Lima as a senior specialist in climate change. He has also worked with the World Bank, UNDP, GIZ and The Nature Conservancy, as well as in the private sector.  He strongly believes the potential to improve the lives of rural families by recovering and preserving the Amazon’s biodiversity.

Out in the field

(L-R) Nursery manager Carlos Munguia, Luis Campos Baca, Jenny Henman and Jaime Fernandez Baca, checking the growth of new seedlings in our nurseries.
R-L) Sergio Lopez, Luis Campos Baca and Jaime Fernandez Baca visiting our farming partner Jorge who is successfully growing a productive pepper and agroforestry system on his once degraded lands.

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