The world is faced with a rising demand for food due to population growth, changes in dietary habits and the availability of agricultural resources. As a result farmers need to be more efficient and productive. To accomplish this, two underlying problems in the agriculture sector must be addressed: lack of water and the effects of climate change.
The situation is even worse when farmers lack the support they need to tackle these problems. Many of them have limited access to appropriate technologies and markets. This is precisely the case of potato farmers in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, who rely on this tuber as their main source of food and income.