Campesinas Protect Traditional Diversity of Food Crops
IPS, 13 October 2011

PUNO, PERU: The fruits of the land in the Andes, like the hundreds of varieties of potatoes, corn, and quinoa – a highly nutritious seed native to this region – depend largely on women, who select the seeds, weed the fields and gardens, help harvest the crop, and preserve and store food. The work of these native highlands women acts as a natural seed bank for the Andean region, built up over generations for the benefit of humankind. Women are also actively participating in the GIAHS project in the country in the Cuzco-Puno corridor. Read the article …