God said, “Instead of planting the seeds that your masters give you, plant these seeds that I give you. Now convince everyone else to do the same. When it comes to harvest-time, harvest as normal, giving the leaves to your masters as you usually do. But when it is night-time and your masters have gone, dig under the ground, and there you will find food for yourselves”.
Legend told by Zenobio Siles, founder of CAFOD’s partner organisation CENDA. Zenobio is pictured below left, with potato farmer and indigenous weather forecaster Don Pancho and his nephews, Moses and Samuel. Potatoes are the staple diet of the southern Andes and is where they originally come from.