May 31st, 2018 (from 08.00 to 18.00 hrs.)
The Organizing Committee has arranged a 1-Day visit to 2 different options where potato biodiversity is the key. Due to the limited capacity in each location, participants must select just one attraction upon registration.
OPTION 1: POTATO PARK
The Potato Park in an Indigenous Biocultural Heritage Area dedicated to protecting and improving food systems and native biodiversity of the Andean region. Participants to the congress will visit the Potato Park to learn about the In-situ conservation work of the native potato undertaken by the communities that make up the Park. The visit is designed to reflect the effort of Andean communities, and to show the experience of the genetic, biological and cultural diversity of the Potato Park.
OPTION 2: INIA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENTAL STATION ANDENES
Andenes Station is a research center in the Peruvian Andes working largely with potatoes, specializing in native varieties. Here, you can observe a wide genetic diversity of thousands of varieties of potatoes. You also be educated on the ancient Incan technologies of agricultural systems. This is part of ancestral
management for the conservation of native potatoes.