Ingrid Hall is an anthropologist and agronomist. It was through the study of irrigation that she began her academic career. She is particularly interested in the socio-political organization of the community in which she conducted her fieldwork, located in the region of Cusco (Peru). Through this study, she showed the importance of sharing natural resources, not only water but also the earth. Since then, she has been interested in the conservation of the biodiversity of the potato in Peru; She is interested in social dynamics introduced by biodiversity conservation projects.