Today was held the II meeting of the Regional Committee for Participatory Monitoring of the Project Cadastre, Titling and Registration of Rural Lands in Peru - Third Stage (PTRT3) in which important agreements were made, between the entities that make it up , in order to close the titling gap for all native communities in the Cusco region.
The Regional Director DRA-Cusco, Director and representatives of DISPA-DRA Cusco, two Social Specialists PTRT3, Executive Director of CEDIA, Regional Coordinator CEDIA Cusco, representative of the Management of Social Development - GORE Cusco, representative of the Agrarian Agency of Pichari- DRA Cusco, representative of the Agrarian Agency of the Convention - DRA Cusco, president of OARA and a representative of the General Directorate of Agrarian Property Sanitation and Rural Cadastre- DIGESPACR.
Among the agreements established is that the studies of classification of lands by capacity of greater use that are part of the titling files of 14 native communities, worked by the DRA-Cusco together with the technical and financial support of CEDIA, will be validated under the RM-194-MINAGRI guidelines; in this way, the DRA-Cusco will be responsible for the validation and will not require the approval of the General Directorate of Agricultural Environmental Affairs (DGAA), as it was previously. With this, the titling of said communities would be terminated.
Another important agreement is that the DIGESPACR and the PTRT3 will coordinate with the National Forest and Wildlife Service - SERFOR regarding the timely resizing of Permanent Production Forests (BPP) superimposed on native communities in the process of titling.
In addition, PTRT3 will support the titling process of five more communities: Kepitoshari, Kepitoshi, Shimashirinkani, Unión Santa Fé and Magureni, located in the Apurimac River Valley.
We are very happy for this achievement because since 2014 CEDIA has had files detained in Cusco since they had not been approved by the DGAA. Likewise, in January of this year the I meeting of the Regional Committee was held in which CEDIA highlighted the existing obstacles with respect to the classification of lands and the overlap of communal territories with BPP. However, today we can affirm that these obstacles will be overcome and that territorial justice will be given in Cusco. CEDIA will strengthen the capacities of the DRA Cusco staff so that they have specialists in land classification and we will continue to support the titling processes to culminate in a satisfactory manner.