Peru’s Alpine Herders Revive Ancient Technologies to Face the Future
|01/09/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
With their alpine grasslands shrinking due to erratic rainfall and glacier retreat, herders in Peru’s central Andes have decided that the future lies in reviving the past.
To improve access to water and save their livestock, indigenous communities in the villages of Canchayllo and Miraflores have restored abandoned dams, reservoirs and canals that date back over 3,000 years.
Two years on from completion of the project — supported by The Mountain Institute (TMI), a U.S.-based non-profit — there are more and better quality pastures for sheep, cattle and alpaca to graze, and milk, meat, and crop yields have risen.
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