12 October 1999
Briton restoring ancient farm

A BRITISH archaeologist, Ann Kendall, is helping to restore a huge agricultural terrace system first built 1500 years ago in Peru.

Peasant farmers still till the land on the terraces, but only plant crops once every seven to 10 years.

Ms Kendall is hoping to restore the original irrigation canals and use traditional techniques to produce organic produce.

  • Financial Times 11/10/99 page 25