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“Smart” potatoes, Bolivia’s key to climate change

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Climate change has forced several Bolivian potato farmers to combine ancestral knowledge with "climate-smart practices" in order to salvage the tuber's native varieties, capable of adapting to cold and drought.

The change "has significantly affected potato production (...) production has not been very good, it has also impacted our economy because potato prices have dropped," said Leonel Mejía, a 14-year-old farmer.

Mejía, a farmer since he was 11 years old, is known in the municipality of Patacamaya, in the La Paz department's highlands, for the knowledge he developed during the . . .

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