Andean BIOTRADE Programme of CAN, CAF and UNCTAD
  • Topic: Biodiversity and ecosystems
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  • Date of completion: 2006-09-01
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Description/achievement of initiative

The general objectives of the Andean Programme are:
* To promote trade and investment in biological resources in the Andean region with the aim of supporting the objectives of the Andean Biodiversity Strategy and contribute to sustainable development in the region.
* To support the development of 'biotrade' in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela through regional actions that complement the national BIOTADE programmes.
The Andean BIOTRADE programme has the following specific objectives:
* Support the establishment of an adequate institutional economic environment for the development of products and services derived from biodiversity;
* Develop regional activities that promote and facilitate access to bio-businesses to finance;
* Promote the exchange of experiences and good social and environmental practices in bio-businesses within the Andean region and with other regions;
* Coordinate the activities of different partners under the Andean BIOTRADE programme.


Government of Bolivia - Ministry of Sustainable Development
Government of Colombia - Ministry of Environment
Government of Ecuador - Ministry of Environment
Government of Peru
Government of Venezuela

Major Groups:
Trade Promotion Organisations (Bolivia)
Trade Promotion Organisations (Colombia)
EcoCiencia (Ecuador)
Export and Invest. Promotion Corp (CORPEI) (Ecuador)
Trade Promotion Organisations (Ecuador)
Trade Promotion Organisations (Peru)
Trade Promotion Organisations (Venezuela)
Associationa of local communities ()
Associations of indigenous communities ()
Programme Bolsa Amazonia ()

UN System:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), BIOTRADE Initiative (Switzerland)

Other intergovernmental organizations:
Andean Community (CAN) (Peru)
Andean Development Corporation (CAF) (Venezuela)

BIOTRADE Bolivia, Fundación Bolivia Exporta (Bolivia)
BIOTRADE Colombia, Alexander von Humboldt Institute (Colombia)
BIOTRADE Ecuador - Export & Investment Promotion Corporation (CORPEI) (Ecuador)
BIOTRADE Peru, Peruvian Export Promotion Board (PROMPEX) (Peru)
United Nations Foundation (UNF) (United States of America)

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