We are a nonprofit organization based in South America - Peru. As a foundation our main goal is rescuing, preserving, promoting, and continue with the cause of development and innovation of the multiple and various pre-Hispanic cultures. This vast ancient wisdom is an endless source of knowledge, cultural background, tangible wealth, immeasurable ancient heritage.
Currently the main Wiracocha Foundation mission is to rescue the extensive agricultural wisdom hidden in the many surviving vestiges to the Spanish conquest. Among archaeological remains, inherited knowledge, indigenous cultural traditions, ethnobotany, folklore, etc. This make up the broad agricultural-botanical technological legacy of the pre-Hispanic cultures that we need to keep for use by future generations.
Through the enhancement of ancient agricultural engineering, coupled with modern techniques, we seek to promote agricultural innovation for the future. This involves rescuing, safeguard and promote hundreds of still existing and unknown crops in Peruvian territory. Through this great axis of participatory work we seek to benefit important aspects of our lines of action, and in this way give efficient and sustainable solutions to the existing socio economic problems.
Our mission is to rescue, preserve and promote the extensive biodiversity in Peruvian territory, (this thanks to three fundamental natural aspects of the varied Peruvian geology: cordillera of the andes, the "El Niño" phenomenon and effect anticyclone) coupled with the wide rich ancient wisdom.
Our future vision is to be an expanded and multi-sectoral organization. To become an institution that can contribute substantially to the development, and help improve environmental, social, and economic issues. In this way be able to extend our help and expertise to other parts of the Peru, America and the world.
Wiraocha Foundation was created in Peru at the beginning of April in the year 2014 and formally registered in late November of 2015, in order to be able to develop actions that lead to the social and economic development of the diverse vulnerable populations.
The initiative Wiracocha Foundation stems from two fundamental issues; First (I): rescue and preserve one of the many and very valuable heritage legacies of pre-Columbian cultures (edible plant species) that are being lost irreversibly due to lack of interest and research. Second (II): producing and disseminating sustainable way such food rescued through innovation in agriculture, in this way, in the first instance, we seeks to benefit populations where take place this operation. With this achievement reached we would seek, hereinafter through management adequate and systematic, spread this mechanism to all Peru, America and around the world.
The causes of our Organization are based on the rescue of the vast biological diversity in danger of extinction, in addition to the broad cultural and technological background of pre-Hispanic cultures. This implies the subsequent development of many factors that will bring progress to the people (the issues identified to date include): pre-Columbian heritage rescue, preservation of endangered plant species, enrich and promote biodiversity, climate change, agricultural innovation, food security and nutritional improvement, recovering the Peruvian cultural identity, social inclusion, economic development, empowerment of vulnerable populations etc.
STRATEGIC PLAN - WIRA
2016 – 2021
Heading to the bicentennial
Today, at the gates of the bicentennial of our national independence, in an overwhelming context of global problems, climate change and uncertainty in the conservation of natural habitats, in an uncertain horizon, where food production threatens to be insufficient...
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Jesús María, Lima - Perú