Field Team

Field team and coordinator: Anali, Gabriela Maria, Edgar, Raul, Virgilio.

Field team and coordinator: Anali, Gabriela Maria, Edgar, Raul, Virgilio.

Field team members: Yanapai 2011-2013

 

Raul Ccanto Retamozo: Leader Crops

Raul is studying for a masters in Agrarian Innovation and inter-culturality, his specilaity is soil management and integrated pest management. He has enormous experience and training in  facilitation of participative field methods in rural communities.  He is has participated in research projects  in participative methods and agro-biodiversity, seed systems, pest monitoring, and his thesis is on strategies for rural communities confronting climate change.

 

 Ana Gabriela Montañez


Ana Gabriela Montañez

Ana Gabriela Montañez: Field Asistant in Crops

Ana is an agronomist from Huancayo. She is a graduate from the Central University, and her thesis examined the interaction of genotypes with different environments and the influence of the environment on the micronutrient content of potatoes. During her studies, she worked with 40 native cultivars. Ana is assisting with the participative selection of material resistant to late blight and cold temperatures.

 

Edgar Olivera Hurtado: Leader Animal Husbandry

Edgar trained in Peru and abroad in adult education, production systems, ecologically appropriate agriculture, biodiversity, and an Andean cosmo-vision. He is an expert in participative research into fodder production and animal husbandry, as well as in the use of diagnostic tools for monitoring and evaluating projects. He facilitates processes for sustainable management of natural resources, capacity building in animal health through farmer field-schools or modules, and managing projects in raising small animals (chickens an guinea pigs). He coordinantes projects with local authorities.

 

NUTRITION

Analí Janampa

Analí Janampa

Analí Mónica Janampa: Leader

Analí is a graduate of the University of Andean Development  (UDEA) in Lircai Huancavelica. Her thesis was on the participative selection of resistant clones to late blight  (phythophtora infestans) in two locations. She has a positive attitude and it was easier to teach this Quechua-speaker nutrition, than to teach Quechua to most nutritionists. She undertook intensive training with the IIN (Instituto de Investigacion Nustricional(link)) and, with the help of Hilary Creed Kanashiro and other members, did a great job in capacity building in nutrition projects.

 

LOCAL SUPPORT

Virgilio Quispe Escobar

Virgilio is from Ccasapata, a Chopcca community, and graduated as an agricultural tecnitian in  Huancavelica. He plays a key supportive role and promotes Yanpais work in our three main focus areas: agriculture, nutrition and animal hisbandry.

 

Virgilio Quispe

Virgilio Quispe

PROJECT COORDINATION

María Mayer de Scurrah

Maria is from Huancayo.  She was Yanpai´s president (1999-2009) and is now project coordinator and treasurer. A graduate in plant breeding from Cornell University (1972) she worked for almost 20 years at the International Potato Center (CIP) on nematode and insect resistance. She spent 8 years in Australia (1990-1998) at the “South Australian Research and Development Institute” (SARDI) working on plant breeding programs before returning to Peru in 1999. Her current interests include improving the links between agriculture and nutrition in high andean populations, as well as adaptation to climate change through agrobiodivesty. In August of 2012 she became an emeritus cientist at CIP where she collaobrates on biosecurity, agrobiodiversity, and participative selection of advanced clones.

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