As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, ANDES would like to thank everyone who has contributed to institutional development, collaborative research and knowledge sharing. We appreciate the encouragement of partners along the way and look forward to continuing our partnerships as we move forward with the implementation of Yachay Kuychi Pluriversity. There are too many people to name here, but we have chosen to highlight 25 influencers from ANDES's 25-year history.
Alejandro Argumedo and Cesar Argumedo grew up in the center of the Andes in Peru with their 4 brothers. After high school, Alejandro studied agronomy at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and Cesar studied zootechnology at the San Antonio Abad University of Cusco, Peru.
In 1995, Alejandro and Cesar registered the Association for Nature and Development Sustainable (ANDES) in Cusco. During the first years, the organization operated with funds very limited and understaffed. However, during this period important relationships that led to the establishment of the iconic Potato Park by 6 communities indigenous people with the ANDES guide. This work continues to provide important lessons and a model for most of the current work in organizations.
He recently left his position as Director at ANDES to occupy a position at the Swift Foundation. Continue to provide leadership to ANDES as a member of the Board of Directors.
He continues to work as Director of ANDES
He has played a support role for ANDES directors since the beginning. She is also the coordinator of the Yachay Kuychi Pluriversity Program.
She joined ANDES in 2002 as an accountant. She is the Head of Administration and finance..
- Principal Investigator of Agriculture and Agrobiodiversity at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), is a ANDES collaborator for a long time, supporting the collection of funds, collaborative research and publications.
- And the Swift Foundation have provided valuable support to ANDES for the institutional development, action research and policy development, and have generously contributed to the establishment of the new Pluriversity site in the Sacred Valley.
- Provided professional and thoughtful technical and financial support to ANDES during his time at Oxfam-Novib, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with through Pluriversity.
- (Spain) carried out a postgraduate research on the Markets of Trueque de Lares and has done various consultancies with ANDES. Will participate actively in the development of programming at Yachay Kuychi Pluriversity.
- (France) recently completed a postgraduate research on underutilized crops in the Lares valley.
- (USA) She came as a volunteer on her summer vacation during the college.