Welcome to ANDES

ANDES actively works on issues of biodiversity conservation, indigenous rights, and sustainable development. Furthermore, we promote the horizontal exchange of experiences and policies which value traditional and indigenous knowledge and contribute to the global dialogue on climate change.

Local responses to the COVID-19 Crisis

Like our brothers and sisters around the world, we face unprecedented challenges in the context of the current pandemic. We are working to provide resources to our indigenous partners, support our staff, and reimagine ways of working in a world where group meetings have become impossible.

REJECTING THE RE-ENTRANCE OF GMOs IN PERU

Asociación ANDES and the Association of Communities of the Potato Park, alongside dozens of others, have signed a declaration against transgenics in Peru.

International Day of the World's Indgenous Peoples

August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – a celebration of the uniqueness of the traditions of thousands of cultures, but also of the universality of potatoes, bananas, beans, and the rest of the foods that nourish the world. These crops did not arise out of thin air. They were domesticated over thousands of years, and continue to be nurtured, by Indigenous people. On this day we give thanks to these cultures for the diversity of our food.
In 2020, Asociación ANDES is turning 25! We are reflecting on a quarter-century of working with indigenous communities, biocultural heritage, and the conservation of biodiversity by highlighting some of the people, projects and publications that have supported us along the way.
Anniversary

THE POTATO PARK: AGROBIODIVERISTY ZONE

The Potato Park was recently recognized as an Agrobiodiversity Zone by the Peruvian government.
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PRESS RELEASE: REJECTING GMO POTATOES IN EAST AFRICA

Together, Andean and African farmers are condemning the digital sequencing of genetics of potatoes from the Andean center of origin: it opens doors for biopiracy.
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The Potato Park could hold the key to avoiding a global food security crisis

The agricultural park high in the Andes preserves the experience to breed varieties suitable for a changing climate.
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Native Potato Seeds

For indigenous peoples, seeds are more than food: they are members of the family.
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