We work to enhance women’s power and strength so we can move forward despite all the adversities our communities have been through.
- Tania Pariona Tarqui

A child who is unloved and has no space to grow will have nowhere to go.
- Tania Pariona Tarqui

In the late 90s, 300,000 women in Peru, mostly indigenous peasants, were forcibly sterilized.
In Peru’s civil war of the 80s, three quarters of the 70,000 killed were Quechua.


In May 1988, during Pope John Paul II’s visit to Peru, military troops reportedly killed at least 80 peasants who were corn harvesting in Cayara, in the department of Ayacucho. According to a statement from the Ayacucho Provincial

It's not like giving an injection to a person with fever and he will be cured and back to the normal. It's a constant vigilance, a constant culture, a constant lifestyle. This is the scheme of the community's adaptation to climate change.

- Zenon Gomel Apaza

Thanks to the knowledge left by our ancestors we can benefit from Mother Earth's generosity to this day.
- Zenon Gomel Apaza

The Altiplano is 4,000 metres above sea level.
The Peruvian Andes is the birthplace of the potato with over 5,000 varieties.

Zenón Gomel Apaza of the Quechua people is a farmer and an agricultural engineer who advocates the use of ancient skills to help Andean farming communities improve their crop yields and ensure variety. Most Quechuas live in the Andean highlands and to th

Have you jumped on the quinoa bandwagon yet? Light, fluffy and similar to couscous in texture and flavor, quinoa has become a trendy superfood in Western culture, with health and fitness gurus labeling it a nutritional powerhouse. As well as being non-GMO

The farming industry is heavily reliant upon climate conditions; sunlight, temperature and rainfall are the main drivers of crop growth. The crops we grow for food need the right temperature and right amount of water to thrive. However, a complex modern-d

Meaning “high plain” in Spanish, the Altiplano is an area of inland drainage at almost 4,000 m above sea level in the central Andes that spans parts of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. It contains several cities, the largest lake in South America (

The term Quechua refers to several ethnic groups in South America who speak a Quechua language, especially in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. One of the earliest peoples to be conquered by the Inca Empire, the Quechua came under Sp

THE INCA EMPIRE: A source of inspiration for the Quechuas

Tucked away high in the Andes Mountains, the Inca Empire was one of the largest empires in the world with its centre in Cusco, modern-day Peru. In little more than 300 years, the Inca Empire str

THE GREEN REVOLUTION: Agriculture’s double-edged sword

The Green Revolution was a movement in history dedicated to ending world hunger through new advances in agriculture. Between the 1930s and 1960s, a series of research and technology initiatives h