Peruvian farmers get help from Belgium to save traditional potato product from climate change

Three Belgian organisations, ILVO, HOGENT and TRIAS help a local Peruvian agricultural cooperative and university to optimize the semi-industrial production of their traditional tuntas – white freeze-dried potatoes (Chuño) that play an important role in the daily diet of the local population.

Due to climate change, the potato farmers in Kishuara (Peru) are forced to move production from the plateaus in the Andes to a small tunta factory. But the final quality of these new tuntas is not equal to that of the traditional ones.

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