Edilberto Soto Tenorio

Edilberto Soto Tenorio

Edilberto is a potato farmer in Ayacucho, Peru located in the Andes Mountains. He lived in a region whose farming traditions were left to rot during the conflict between the government and Shining Path terrorists.With CARE’s help, he participated in a budding alliance between native potato farmers and restaurateurs in Lima. After receiving seeds and agricultural training from CARE, Edilberto and athe other farmers banded together to provide a steady supply of the long-ignored native potatoes to the country’s finest restaurants. The result: incomes have soared and malnutrition has waned.

 

 

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