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Experience Andean traditions and crop diversity through Potato Park video posted online

14/03/2011

The Peruvian Benefit-sharing Fund Project, set high in the Andes, comes to life through a video produced by the Secretariat that has been posted online. The video, in Spanish and English, introduces the Peruvian farmers and their fascinating array of traditional potato varieties as well as their traditional farming methods. But the camera is also there when a group of Ethiopian farmers comes to visit the indigenous villages located in the Potato Park and the two groups learn that they face similar problems and also have similar attitudes toward dealing with their problems. The video offers a visible example of the ways that local people are willing and able to tackle challenges such as climate change and the global food crisis.

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