“Sowing and harvesting are in my blood”
At 3,500 metres above sea level, the indigenous communities of the high Peruvian Andes have withstood extreme weather for several millennia. Internationally, this area is an important source of biodiversity for alpacas, potatoes and tubers.
Epifanio Laurenio Inga says: “Sowing and harvesting are in my blood. I come from a long line of farmers and I started working in farming at the tender age of 15. We used a chaquitaclla, a typical agricultural tool from the Andes. We would plough a furrow and sow, and after seven months the potato harvest was ready. We don’t use fertilisers or chemicals here – we just let nature do its work. Everything we sow is harvested in a natural way. We use minimal packaging; our products come in their own natural wrappings.”