Asociación ANDES
Street Ciro Alegria H-13, Urb. Santa Monica - Wanchaq
Postal code Nº 567, Cusco - Peru
Phone: 51-84-245021


 The Andean ayllu system provides the framework for ANDES' Ayllu Program. The ayllu system is a concept of comunity that incorporate all elements of the landscape, including people, houses, sacred mountains, rivers, plants and animals, as well as the history, stories and spirit of a place, so that all have roles to play in maintaining balance in the ayllu.

The ayllu can be broadly divided into three overlapping and interconnected ayllus. Runa ayllu is the realm of people and domesticated species. Sallka ayllu is the realm of wild or semi-wild species. And auki ayllu is the realm of the sacred.

 The Runa Ayllu program component engages indigenous communities in developing alternative models of development that incorporate traditional knowledge and innovations. This is reflected in diverse economic collectives in the Potato Park focused on biocultural tourism, crafts, medicinal plants and natural products and gastronomy.rituals2.JPG

Sallka Ayllu component focuses on the conservation of biological, genetic, and ecosystem diversity, the Andean landscape within biocultural territories.

The Auki Ayllu component integrates ethical and policy issues into ANDES work. rights to land and resources, associated traditional knowledge and practices, biocultural protocols, intellectual property rights and negotiation of common interests with local, national and international processes.

In Andean cosmovision, balance and harmony among the three ayllus is achieved through ayni (reciprocity), leading to Sumaq kausay

Sumaq kausay  is a holistic vision of wellbeing which considers diverse elements acknowledging that many factors impact the quality of life. Sumaq kausay may be variously understood as living well, beautiful life, or harmonious existence, and represents a shared responsibility and mutual respect between humans, animals and plants and Pachamama (Mother Earth).  Sumaq kausay is the ultimate goal of our work at ANDES.

► Endogenous development - Runa Ayllu
► Biocultural Conservation - Sallqa Ayllu
► Policy - Auki Ayllu
► Horizontal Education and Communication - Ayni

► Lares Project: Scaling-Up
► Biocultural Innovations
► Indigenous Biocultural Heritage
► South-South Exchange Program
► Sowing Diversity = Harvesting Security
► Open Source Seeds Initiative (OSSI)
► Indigenous Peoples Biocultural Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA)
► Campaigns
Asociación ANDES
Street Ciro Alegria H-13, Urb. Santa Monica - Wanchaq
Postal code Nº 567, Cusco - Peru
Phone: 51-84-245021
© Asociación ANDES 2013
diseño gráfico: Gissel Enriquez