Potato Park - Pisaq

The Ayllu System
Biocultural innovations
The Potato Park is located in the Pisac district, approximately 40 kilometers from the city of Cusco (Peru), in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Covering an area of ​​9280 hectares and located at a height between 3400 and 4600 meters above sea level.

The park is collectively managed by five indigenous Quechua communities – Amaru, Chawaytire, Pampallacta, Paru Paru and Sacaca – with the support of the ANDES. Within their territory, the communities conserve more than 1,300 varieties of native potatoes. There are also three crop wild relatives of potato, which are like the grandparents of cultivated potatoes.

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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