For the first time, Peru has a detailed National Agricultural Area Map.
This unique map, produced with high-resolution satellite imagery, was published by the Peruvian Ministry of Agrarian Development (MIDAGRI) in January.*
This map reveals that the agricultural area at the national level is 11.6 million hectares, as of 2018.
Here, we analyze this new information in relation to annual forest loss data, generated by the Peruvian Environment Ministry (Geobosques).
The goal is to better understand the critical link between agriculture and deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon.
Specifically, we analyze the agricultural area of 2018 in relation to the preceding forest loss between 2001 and 2017.