Our mission is to promote a rights-based approach to conservation and development through the implementation of Biocultural Territories, a model that has been successfully implemented in the Potato Park.
This model creatively links the ancient Andean principle and philosophy of well-being, Sumaq Kawsay, to modern science and research methodologies to promote resilient agrarian systems for biodiversity. Furthermore, we promote endogenous development and poverty reduction. This work is carried out in indigenous communities established in the Peruvian Andes based on their own capacities and resources through local development strategies.
Our vision is to create local capacities and strategic responses to the socio-economic, cultural, ecological and political effects of the globalization process on local communities, as well as the protection of their resources, knowledge and the rights associated with these resources.