Sacred Valley of the Incas to Send Some 1,500 Potato Varieties to Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Arctic Circle
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CUSCO, PERU (15 February 2011)—As climate change and disease threaten potato farming in the tuber’s ancestral home in the Peruvian Andes, potato preservationists today launched a major effort to safeguard more than 1,500 varieties by sending them to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV) in the Arctic Circle.
“Peruvian potato culture is under threat,” said Alejandro Argumedo, a social activist with Asociación ANDES-IIED