Potato Park - Pisaq

The Ayllu System
Biocultural innovations
The Potato Park is not just a conservation initiative for various varieties of potatoes. It is, above all, a bio-cultural territory dedicated to the conservation of the heritage of six indigenous communities that live here: not only hundreds of cultivated varieties but also related wild species, the landscape and its elements that also include knowledge, traditions, innovations and the worldview of the more than 6000 inhabitants.

Ecosistema/Ecología

Height between 3200 and 5000 meters above sea level

Mixed use of soils, including rotational fields (muyuys), permanent cultivation fields (chacras), native shrubs and forests, non-native forests, grazing areas, lakes, rivers and wetlands

Biological and Genetic Diversity

  • Various traditional crops such as tarwi, quinoa, kiwicha, corn, beans, olluco, oca.
  • 1400 varieties of native potato and other Andean tubers
  • Raising animals that provide meat (guinea pig, alpaca), sheep's wool, llama and alpaca; medicines.
  • Microgenecenter of domestication. 3 species - wild potato.

Comunidades

  • Cuyo Grande
  • Sacaca
  • Chawaytire
  • Amaru
  • Pampallaqta
  • Paru Paru

Biocultural innovations in the Potato Park

The Potato Park is not just an initiative to conserve varieties of potatoes. It is, above all, a biocultural territory dedicated to the conservation of the heritage of the indigenous communities that live there.LEER MAS

The Ayllu System of the Potato Park

Not only hundreds of cultivated potato varieties but also the related wild species, the landscape and all its elements which include the knowledge, traditions, innovations, and worldview of the more than 6,000 inhabitants.LEER MAS

Peruvian Farmers could Save the Planet

Not only hundreds of cultivated potato varieties but also the related wild species, the landscape and all its elements which include the knowledge, traditions, innovations, and worldview of the more than 6,000 inhabitants.LEER MAS

Promoting a conservation and development approach
rigths-based
through the implementation
of Biocultural Territories

  • ANDES Asociation
  • Urb. Santa Monica, Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru.
  • Postal Code Nº 567, Cusco - Peru

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