Participatory mapping for the systematic monitoring of biodiversity
Authors: Henry Juarez, Stef de Haan, Severin Polreich , Franklin Plasencia, Alejandra Arce, Raul Ccanto
Biodiversity sustains a wide variety of genetic traits that are very valuable for the potato's adaption to changing environments and successful cultivation in the future. However, several factors are threatening biodiversity in the Andes. For this reason, it is necessary for monitoring to be done with a standardized system and common observation parameters. Here we explain how participatory mapping and survey methods are used for the systematic monitoring of potato landraces in the Andes.