The Maize Park Biocultural Heritage Territory in Lares, Peru. Case study guidance on biocultural heritage territories
The International Network for Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) brings together mountain indigenous peoples, research organisations and NGOs from Bhutan, China, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Taiwan, Tajikistan, and Thailand. It aims to revitalise biocultural heritage for resilient food systems and sustainable mountain development, guided by indigenous holistic cosmovision.
This case study provides guidance for establishing biocultural heritage territories based on the Maize Park in Lares, which is managed by 4 Quechua communities and is located in the Andes mountains of Peru.