Agricultural history of Peru

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Cumbemayo

Cumbe Mayo
The ancient people of Peru built water-moving and preserving technologies like the aqueducts of Cumbe Mayo (c. 1500 BCE) and the Nazca's underground aqueducts called Puquios (date uncertain), or the terraced gardens of the Huari.
*Agricultural history of Peru

Peru

PerúRepublic of PeruPeruvian
Much of the pre-history of Peru was driven by the location of farmable land.

Moche culture

MocheMochicaMoche civilization
In contrast, the Moche were a lowland culture that died out after a strong El Niño, which caused abnormally high rainfall and floods followed by a long drought.

El Niño

El NinoEl Nino-Southern OscillationEl Niño Southern Oscillation
In contrast, the Moche were a lowland culture that died out after a strong El Niño, which caused abnormally high rainfall and floods followed by a long drought.

Drought

droughtsdrought reliefdry
In contrast, the Moche were a lowland culture that died out after a strong El Niño, which caused abnormally high rainfall and floods followed by a long drought.

Cucurbita

squashsquashesmarrow
A study reported that crops of squash, peanuts, and cotton were domesticated in Peru around 10,000, 8,500, and 6,000 years ago, respectively.

Peanut

groundnutArachis hypogaeagroundnuts
A study reported that crops of squash, peanuts, and cotton were domesticated in Peru around 10,000, 8,500, and 6,000 years ago, respectively.

Cotton

cotton woolcotton industrycotton fiber
A study reported that crops of squash, peanuts, and cotton were domesticated in Peru around 10,000, 8,500, and 6,000 years ago, respectively.

Nanchoc District

NanchocÑanchoc
They were grown by the Ñanchoc people in the Ñanchoc Valley.

Humboldt Current

HumboldtPeruHumboldt ocean current
Peru is both afflicted and blessed by a peculiar climate due to the Humboldt Current.

Overfishing

overfishedover-fishingfishing pressure
Before overfishing killed its fishery, Peru had the world's most productive fishery due to the cold Current.

Andes

AndeanAndes MountainsAndean region
This means all the water must be brought from the Atlantic side of the Andean mountain ranges that split Peru.

Natural resource

natural resourcesresourcesmineral resources
Peru has always been rich in natural resources such as tin, silver, gold, guano and rubber.

Tin

SnGray tintinfoil
Peru has always been rich in natural resources such as tin, silver, gold, guano and rubber.

Silver

Agsilver orenative silver
Peru has always been rich in natural resources such as tin, silver, gold, guano and rubber.

Gold

Aunative goldgold dust
Peru has always been rich in natural resources such as tin, silver, gold, guano and rubber.

Guano

bat guanowanudroppings
Peru has always been rich in natural resources such as tin, silver, gold, guano and rubber.

Natural rubber

rubberIndia rubbercaoutchouc
Peru has always been rich in natural resources such as tin, silver, gold, guano and rubber.

Brazil

BRABrasilBrazilian
The road system is underdeveloped in Peru, e.g., offering no connection to neighboring Brazil.

Inca road system

Qhapaq Ñanroad systemCamino Real
Only a little over a quarter of the 15th-century Inca road system has been modernized.

Asparagus

Asparagus officinaliswhite asparaguswild asparagus
Twenty-first century Peru grows agricultural commodities such as asparagus, potatoes, maize, rice, quinoa and coffee.

Potato

potatoesSolanum tuberosumIrish potato
Twenty-first century Peru grows agricultural commodities such as asparagus, potatoes, maize, rice, quinoa and coffee.

Maize

cornZea mayscorn (maize)
Twenty-first century Peru grows agricultural commodities such as asparagus, potatoes, maize, rice, quinoa and coffee.

Rice

Aman paddypaddypalay
Twenty-first century Peru grows agricultural commodities such as asparagus, potatoes, maize, rice, quinoa and coffee.

Quinoa

Chenopodium quinoaC. quinoaInternational Year of Quinoa
Twenty-first century Peru grows agricultural commodities such as asparagus, potatoes, maize, rice, quinoa and coffee.