That is why AGUAPAN was founded in order to reduce poverty and to promote agriculture and sustainable development in these communities. This is the “Association of Guardians of Native Potatoes from the Center of Peru”, an association of 50 custodian farmers from 5 different Departments of Peru (Pasco, Lima, Huánuco, Huancavelica and Junín). AGUAPAN is financed by HZPC, a Dutch potato breeding company, which, allocates a sum to this association every year as acknowledging the importance of the conservation and selection work done by Andean farmers for centuries. The funds are divided equally among the families that form the association whom are able to manage a certain part of its portion on its own. A survey among farmers in 2016 reflects that the money was used mainly for purchasing organic fertilizer and paying for hand labor in the potato fields, as well as for school and medical expenses. This is a novel form of benefit sharing between a breeding company and indigenous farmers, which supports rural livelihoods and in-situ conservation of potato agrobiodiversity.