Julio Hancco Mamani, who is known as the “Potato King”, lives in Cusco and is cultivating more than 400 potato varieties just to preserve them.
This is his family legacy, according to Fresh Plaza, that consists of “taking care of” 400 types of native Andean potato varieties.
“Mamani’s goal is to preserve the unique variety selection that he has established for future generations and encourage others to love the noble tubers as much as he does”, Fresh Plaza informed.
This farmer says that he loves to “take care” of these potatoes and that he “respects them”. “I want other people to respect them too so that they won’t disappear in future,” he said to the aforementioned media.
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