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Action Plan for the Dynamic conservation of the Oldonyoyokie / Olkeri Project area

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)









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    Actual presence of traditional agricultural knowledge includes terraces, ridges fields, local irrigation systems and traditional agricultural tools, crops and livestock spread at different altitudes that goes from mesothermic areas at 2400 m. altitude called “Quechua” agroecological zone, with maize as the main crop, to the coldest environment used for the marginal cultivation of a great number of native crops and varieties including frost resistant crops as quinua, kañiwa and high altitude tubers (Table 1). Mostly native livestock is grazing the native pastures with llamas and alpacas at high altitudes over 4,300 m, in the so called “Puna” agroecological zone.

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