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AGUAPAN - Asociación de Guardianes de la Papa Nativa del Perú

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ASSOCIATION OF GUARDIANS OF THE NATIVE POTATO OF CENTRAL PERU

AGUAPAN

A new model of self-organization for benefit sharing.

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ASOCIACIÓN DE GUARDIANES DE LAS PAPAS NATIVAS DEL PERÚ

AGUAPAN

A new model of self-organization for benefit sharing.

Discover more

Association of Guardians of the Native Potato of Central Peru

AGUAPAN

Our association ensures that its members obtain well-being while conserving this biodiversity.

The creation of AGUAPAN emerged from the recognition that there are no organizations represented by farmers themselves when it comes to protecting traditional varieties and assuring derived benefits for farmers. While the lnternational Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agricultures (ITPGRFA) and the Nagoya Protocol propose benefit sharing to support smallholders, organizations self-representing custodian farmers were non-existent. AGUAPAN is a response to this situation as it is 100% composed of custodian farmers representing diversity from close to 50 communities.

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Knowing MISKI PAPA

Varieties of Native Potatoes

Quisqui, Huánuco

Papas nativas que provienen de la colección de Victoriano Fernández, Guardián en Quisqui, Huánuco

Papas Nativas de Tiso

Las papas de Tiso son de las preferidas por los vecinos de Concepción (Junín)

Papas Nativas en Vista Alegre

Don Elmer Chávez es Guardián de las papas nativas en Vista Alegre (Pazos, Huancavelica)

Papas Nativas de Chopcca

Papas Nativas desde la Nación Chopcca de la colección del Guardián Víctor Torres

We are Guardians of the Potato

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From the Field...

We are focused on growing in a self-sustainable way

The principles of AGUAPAN
• Openness: every farmer household that can show they have been maintaining more than 50 varieties for two generations (father-son, mother-daughter) and is recognized by their village authorities can become a member.
• Direct is best: dialogue and investment between farmers and companies for benefit sharing initiatives without transaction costs.
• Self-determination: the custodian farmers themselves best know their needs and how to attend these.
• Trust and transparency: information needs to be shared openly and widely between farmer members.
• Good governance: elected farmer leaders, clear responsibilities, gender balance and continuous improvement.

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