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Fibre of the gods - alpaca keeping in Peru

Street scene - Juliaca
  • Camelids crossing
  • Field of 'gold'
  • Hardy herds
  • Headcount
  • Life uphill
  • Improving genes and livelihoods
  • A Great fibre provider
  • Street scene - Juliaca
  • Adding value
  • Winter warmers

Street scene - Juliaca

Daily life in the city of Juliaca, in semi-arid southeast Peru. Juliaca is situated in one of the poorest parts of the world, with average family incomes of around US$350 per year. The city is a regional hub for the collection and grading of alpaca fibre, which is then supplied to markets at home and abroad.

 

 

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