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.

Ecosystem/Ecology

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

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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