Asociación ANDES
Street Ciro Alegria H-13, Urb. Santa Monica - Wanchaq
Postal code Nº 567, Cusco - Peru
Phone: 51-84-245021


At ANDES people with different backgrounds and experience work together, each bringing his or her skills and knowledge to contribute toward the execution of the projects, programs and vision. We work with communal technicians who represent each of the Indigenous Biocultural Territories [IBCT] proposed by ANDES. This currently includes the Potato Park, the Spiritual Park of Vilcanota, Lares and Wakarpay, which are in diverse stages of implementation. ANDES' team also includes Peruvians and foreigners, hired-staff and volunteers who work in the administration of ANDES and in specific research, conservation and development projects. Two directors, two administrators, an executive assistant, field coordinators, and a computer technician are other members of the team. Although they may be assigned to specific projects, the personnel also collaborates in projects and activities in other areas. For example, the technicians and personnel of the Potato Park frequently travel to the other AIBHs to share information and to lead training programs. ANDES also benefits from the contribution of volunteers from indigenous communities as well as national and international volunteers.


Executive Direction

Cesar.JPGCesar Argumedo, Administrative Director

Cesar is a founder of ANDES. Previously he worked in research and development programs with the Swiss Cooperation and Cultural Survival, Canada. He has been the Administrative Director since 2006.

Alejandro.jpgAlejandro Argumedo, Program Director

Alejandro is one of the founders of ANDES as well as of various international networks, including the Indigenous Peoples Biodiversity Network (IPBN), Call of the Earth (CoE), Indigenous Peoples Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative (IPCCA), and the International for Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) that promotes indigenous rights and sustainable development.

Tammy_Stenner.JPGTammy Stenner, Coordinator of Biocultural Education and International Relations

Tammy is a trained educator working in the areas of adult education, indigenous communities and biocultural heritage. She has worked to develop methodologies and educational models in ANDES since 1995. She also coordinates the area of exchanges and the volunteer program. Previously, Tammy worked in the International Development program at Trent University and in adult education in Fleming College in Ontario, Canada.


Carolina.JPGCarolina Ichillumpa, Chief Financial Officer

Carolina is an accountant with 15 years of work experience in non-profits. She has been the chief financial accountant at ANDES since 2002.

Mail: carolina@andes.org.pe

Ruth.JPGRuth Zuloaga, Accountant

 Ruth has been working at the ANDES Association since 2008 as a principal Accountant.

mail: ruth@andes.org.pe


Ysabell Moron, Financial Assistant

 Ysabell was born in Arequipa. She has worked with ANDES as the Financial and Administrative Assistant

since January 2013.

Valeria.jpgValeria Yucra, Potato Park Administrator

Valeria was born in the community of Cuyo Grande, Potato Park. She studied accounting and manages the Potato Park.

correo: valeria@andes.org.pe

Gladys Huaccanqui Yucra, Administrative Assistant

Gladys was born in Cuyo Grande, the Potato Park, Pisaq. She is studying Accounting in her third semester at the National University. She work as an Administrative Assistant with ANDES.

Yoni Elsa Mamani Siccos, Administrative Intern

Yoni was born in the Community of Pampallaqta, Potato Park, Pisaq. She is studying Accounting and is doing her service hours with ANDES.

Core Support

Arascelly.JPGArascelly Heredia, Communications Technology Specialist

Arascelly has worked several years with ANDES as the communication technology specialist.

Enrique_Granados.jpgKike Granados, Logistical Support & Audiovisual Technology Support

Kike has worked 15 years with ANDES in the field of logistics and filming and video editing. Currently, Kike is studying Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Engineering to be able to conduct climate change research and ensure the sustainable development of natural resources.

Program Staff **

Jessica._Villacorta.JPGJessica Villacorta Villacorta, Agronomist

Jessica graduated with an agronomy degree from the National University of San Antonio Abad, Cuzco. She began working with ANDES in March 2015 in the Smallholder Innovation for Resilience (SIFOR) project, working in climate change research, the conservation of native potatoes and plant participatory breeding in farmer field schools.

Oscar_Ramos.jpgOscar Ramos, Agronomist

Oscar graduated as an agronomist from the National University of San Antonio Abad, Cuzco. He began working with ANDES in March 2015 in the SD=HS and SIFOR project. Oscar works on potato conservation and participatory plant breeding of corn and potatoes in the Lares District.

Ricardo_Pacco.jpgRicardo Pacco Chipa, Local Coordinator for SD=HS, Lares

Ricardo is a community leader of the Quechua community, Paru Paru, Potato Park. He has worked as a local technician since 2002 and participates in networks of indigenous mountain communities. He is currently the Local Coordinator of the SD=HS program in Lares.

Helena.jpgHélène Botreau, Project Coordinator and Principal Research for SD=HS

Hélène was born in France. She is currently the principal researcher for SD=HS that works in conserving biodiversity and native seeds in 13 communities in the Lares District.

Sara_Gomez.jpgSara Gomez, Program Assistant for HD=HS

Sara specializes in border and migration politics. Currently, she is Program Assistant for the SD=HS project in the Lares District.

Jessica_Reilly.jpgJessica Reilly, Research Assistant and INMIP Event Coordinator

Jessica works in the INMIP Secretariat as a research and event coordinator for international biocultural exchanges.

Local technicians

Lares Project

Petronila Quispe Quispe (IFAD)

María Chasin Zúñiga (IFAD)

Sonia Quispe Ttito (IFAD)

Valentina Abiles Tapara (IFAD)

Cornelio Hanco Landa (IFAD)

Juan Victor Oblitas Chasin (IFAD)

Tecnicos.jpgPotato Park

The Potato Park technicians are a group of local farmer innovators that incorporate western science and traditional knowledge practices for ensuring food security. They are experts in climate change adaptation strategies and developing biocultural innovations for the conservation of agro-biodiversity. The technicians work in participatory research projects and monitoring and evaluating projects for agricultural experimentation.

Local Technicians 

Nazario Quispe, Comunidad de Chahuaytire

Lino Mamani, Comunidad de Pampallaqta

Mariano Sutta, Comunidad de Pampallaqta

Pedro Condori, Comunidad de Paru Paru

Walter Quispe, Comunidad de Paru Paru

Aniceto Ccoyo Ccoyo, Comunidad de Saccaca

Isaías Vilcastro Cruz, Comunidad de Amaru

Adrián Chipa Tacuri, Comunidad de Amaru


Alejandro Argumedo - International Coordinator    alejandro@andes.org.pe


SIFOR: Smallholder Innovation for Resilience; Innovación rural para resiliencia

IFAD: Putting Lessons into Practice: Scaling up People’s Biodiversity Management for Food Security;

GCDT: Global Crop Diversity Trust.

TCF: The Christensen Fund; Fondo Christensen

IPCCA: Indigenous People’s Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative

1807-2018 5th Horizontal Learning Exchange: Kyrgyzstan 2018
3105-2018 World Potato Congress
2009-2017 Interdisciplinary Seminar on Food
Oxfam Novib
The Christensen Fund
IIED - International Institute for the Environment and Development
International Potato Centrer CIP
New Field
Lok Chetna Manch, India
Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy
Asociación ANDES
Street Ciro Alegria H-13, Urb. Santa Monica - Wanchaq
Postal code Nº 567, Cusco - Peru
Phone: 51-84-245021
© Asociación ANDES 2013
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