Bolivian potato or potatoe?

It doesn’t matter how you say it, it matters Bolivia has plenty of it!!!

Kudos to the National Institute for Agriculture and Forestry Innovation (INIAF), and to those Cochabamba producers who for the first time, planted 1,555 potato varieties that exist in Bolivia. To preserve and protect the genetic patrimony of Bolivian tubercles.

Around 60 people, among small producers, INIAF technicians and local authorities, worked in the planting of these varieties at the Toralapa Experimental Station, around 71 kilometers from Cochabamba city.

Potato (solanum tuberosum) varieties, gathered from all over the country, were planted in rows of three to four meters, disease free, as they received special cleaning at the labs of this station.

http://www.laprensa.com.bo/diario/actualidad/economia/20111022/la-papa-tiene-mas-de-mil-variedades_9913_16637.html

I remember visiting one valley near Machu Pichu, Cuzco where there was an old “hacienda” transformed into a very nice lodging facility where there was a buffet of potatoes!! I had a dream back then, to have something similar here and with this news, it could become a reality!!

Published by Bolivian Thoughts

Senior managerial experience on sustainable development projects.

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