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IUC 2015 Phase 2 UNALM


The Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM), founded in 1901, is the mayor agricultural university in Peru. Operating with a government mandate for excellence and building on its present high quality, UNALM aspires to become one of the nation's preeminent public research universities within the next decade. The institu-tional focus is the strengthening, consolidation and internationalisation of UNALM’s academic capacity in re-search, education, knowledge-transfer and technological-innovation in sustainable management of agro-ecosystems to generate leadership in the Peruvian rural sector. From a developmental perspective, the pro-gramme has the ambition to contribute with the overall livelihood situation of the local population through identifi-cation and remediation of key agronomic, socio-economic and environmental constraints of small scale family based agriculture in Peru. The further development of the Regional Development Centers of UNALM (IRD) is important for the anchorage in the local/regional development setting. Participatory processes will play an important role to achieve this developmental goal. Therefore an enhancement of basic institutional capacity (ICT, library, ..) remains important and the existing projects were re-clustered: farming systems and research, value chains development for biodiversity conservation and improvement of rural livelihoods, Innovation in undergrad-uate, graduate and extension programs with emphasis on the sustainable management of agro-ecosystems and rural development, Institutional change in research and innovation management and in logistics and support systems were foreseen.

Intervention type

Institutional University Cooperation


01/04/2015 - 31/12/2019

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish coordinator Eddie Schrevens
Local coordinator Carmen Velezmoro Sanchez
Programme manager Jenny Paz
Flemish institution KU Leuven
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Local partner institution Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina
Other Flemish Partners KU Leuven
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Universiteit Hasselt
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Budget € 2.680.000