Potatoes fortified with iron and zinc for better nutrition for children in the Communities of Huancavelica

Yanapai has been working on Participative selection of biofortified clones with high iron and zinc content in communities of Ambato Huancavelica during the last 3 years as part of the project: Planting the Andean Diet: Escalating the use of Agrobiodiversity to improve child nutrition in communities of Huancavelica” funded by…

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“Sowing the Andean Diet: Escalating the use of Agrobiodiversity to Improve Child Nutrition in Communities in Huancavelica.

Year three of project 2016 The communities in Ambato are characterized by a high rate of child malnutrition, scarcity of land highly vulnerable to unpredictable climate which to reduces yields which causes high temporary migration of young people. The main project objective is to contribute to a more diverse diet…

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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GUARDIAN ASSOCIATION OF NATIVE POTATOES IN CENTRAL PERU (June 8 &9 2017)

  ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GUARDIAN ASSOCIATION OF NATIVE POTATOES  IN CENTRAL PERU (June 8 &9 2017) The  third annual meeting  of the Association of Custodian farmers  of Central Peru (AGUAPAN) (founded on July 10,2014) will be held  the District Of Laraos, Province of Yauyos, Lima Region during June 8…

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Innovative markets

The participation of custodian farmers of native potato diversity in the organic market (2014-2016) Severin Polreich*1, Maria Scurrah*2, and Gaia Luziatelli*3  *1 Associate Scientist, Genetics, Genomics and Crop Improvement *2 Director, NGO Grupo YANAPAI *3 Post-doctoral researcher, Social and Health Sciences and Innovation Systems The production of native potatoes The…

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January´s News

Two varieties from the International Potato (CIP) breeding program with extreme resistance to Late Blight, a disease which now affects potatoes up to 4000 m.a.s. l. Due to warmer temperatures it is moving up and now affects areas where native potatoes are cultivated. These two varieties have been selected participatively,…

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YANAPAI AT COP 20

Yanapai participated in parallel events On Sunday Dec 7th CARE Peru, CCAFS (Center for Climate change Food Security and Agriculture), CGIAR Centers and ICTA organized a session on food security in the Novo Hotel. Discussions were carried out in six groups: Scale up, proven action and practice; Ensure equitable outcomes…

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Potato Sale – Healthy Fair of La Molina

As part of supporting custodian farmers from the hot spot of Huancavelica who are participating in monitoring of the CIP led INITIATIVE: CHIRAPAQ ÑAM (RAINBOW ROUTE ) of which Yanapai is a partner several farmer have been given the opportunity to sell native potatoes every Saturday from May July from…

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II Field Day – Pumarangra Comunity – CHIRAPAQ ÑAM Intiative – Municipality of Paucara

Sharing experiences in conservation of native potatoes: Problems and challenges to climate change   Date: August 19, 2014 Place: Pumaranra Main Square – Paucara Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Participants: Representatives from 10 communities of native potato guardians (Huancavelica and Junin), local authorities, government officials and researchers. Organizers: Chirapaq…

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