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High altitude farming on Lake Titicaca

Touching the sky
  • Survival of the toughest
  • Backpackers
  • Touching the sky
  • Sun-cured tubers
  • Chasing rainbows?
  • Herding homeward
  • Bright smiles

Touching the sky

Wheat in the morning sun. Other key crops on the island include potato, barley, oats, and the Andean superfood, quinoa. Smallscale farming is the islanders' primary economic activity, together with fish production, and tourism.

picture credit: © Neil Palmer

 

 

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