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Welcome to the Cusichaca Trust Website

The Trust was initially set up as an educational Charitable Trust to undertake interdisciplinary archaeological investigation at sites in the Cusichaca Valley close to the famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu

man in crops With over 30 years experience in the field, the Cusichaca Trust (CT) has pioneered the restoration of traditional Andean agricultural terraces and irrigation canals and established itself as a leading exponent of 'applied archaeology' in rural development.

We work closely with local partners in Peru, devising projects that reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency amongst isolated rural communities.

The Trust has shown that the technological achievements of the past are not just something for academic research or for tourists to admire. They can be put back to work to help solve contemporary problems.