The original research project was funded by the National Geographic Society and by grants received by Dr. Roland Bergman from the Fulbright Commission. Additional support for the research was provided by the Peruvian government (CONCYTEC). The original journals, maps, and data sheets are now in the collection of the historic archive Instituto Riva-Agüero in Lima.

ARADO International was founded to continue work in the communities where the research took place and to aid with the problems identified by the investigation. Since 1990 we are grateful to have received the support of the Wallace Genetic Foundation, the Conservation Food and Health Foundation and the International Foundation.

ARADO International is no longer active and not accepting donations but we want to make this data available for the interests of researchers and local communities.