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BACKGROUND

The andenería, or terraced landscape of Laraos, is believed to date to the pre-Inca period and is a defining feature of the steep slopes of the Peruvian Andes. Similar to the terraces in the Cuzco region, scholars believe that the design and technology used on the Laraos terraces were transferred to Cuzco. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Since the Laraos terraces were included on the World Monuments Watch in 2008 portions of the terraces have been restored and the , irrigation systems have been improved. Conditions of dirt access roads have been improved as well. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Laraos terraced landscape is one of the largest of its kind in active use in Peru. The terraces contribute to the cultural identity of the region and are central to the concept of faena, a form of socioeconomic organization that relies on collective labor and sharing of yields. (...)