Conservation of the local habitat (flora and fauna), work with animals, plants and help in reforestation.
This project is focused on research about agronomy on a local and regional basis. It mainly investigates native plants such as kiwicha, quinoa, or diferent variations of potato. But also the livestock animals like alpacas or lamas. The project is located near Cusco and cooperates with universities from all over the country to realize studies and research.
If you are interested in topics like sustainable agriculture or economies of animal production it is the right project for you. There are always some scientists collecting data for numerous projects. It is like a big green classroom for you, and you can be part of the development of new strategies for the production and cultivation of the different crop varities. You help to improve sustainable agriculture.
As a volunteers you can cooperate in diferent parts of the research projects and in everyday tasks. The following tasks are just a short description of the work at the center:
Your exact work tasks and schedule will be managed on-site under supervision of local staff and researchers and considering your knowledge.
In your free-time you can go to the museum, to concerts or do sports.
You have two accommodation options:
1. You can stay with a local peruvian family. It's a unique opportunity, which will help you to better understand peruvian society. Besides this way it is easy for you to practice your language skills.
2. The other option is to stay at the guesthouse, there you are more independent and share the house with other volunteers.
In your guest familiy fool-board is provided (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
If you stay at the guesthouse, you have to take care of yourself.