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Papas Nativas Papas Nativas Photographs by Jose Luis Fajardo Photographs by Jose Luis Fajardo


“If there was a time when youngsters from Ayacucho took the weapons to start a revolution, it is now your time to start but a pacific revolution from the same Andean mountains but with no guns and with the native potatoes instead� Gaston Acurio to Edilberto Soto


“Some days I just think of throwing in the towel with native potatoes and focus only on white potatoes, but then I realised I can’t and that I have to keep on going. You know, the road is to be made” Edilberto


“My money is underground” Edilberto


“Take a close look at a potato; look deep into its eyes” John Reader (1998: 23)


Profile for Jose Luis Fajardo

Native Potatoes  

Peru has been the centre of origin and diversity of more than 3,000 varieties of native potato, although only a few varieties were typically...

Native Potatoes  

Peru has been the centre of origin and diversity of more than 3,000 varieties of native potato, although only a few varieties were typically...

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