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If the Amazon rainforest are the lugs of the planet, then the Andes are its lifeblood. The world’s last remaining hotspot for agrobiodiversity, the region is the origin of many nutritionally important crop species and superfoods—grains like amaranth and quinoa; lupine pulses and maca roots—that underpin ecosystems, economies and diets.

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Author: Stef de Haan

Source of original article: International Potato Center (cipotato.org).
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