Mexico's National Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research (INIFAP)
CIMMYT scientists engage to preserve the Jala maize landrace, famous for producing the longest maize ears in the world.
He was instrumental in preparing and distributing nursery results, which are still used by breeders.
ProMaíz Nativo will promote small-scale landrace maize farmers through certification and fair market access.
CIMMYT scientist Carolina Rivera is one of the six recipients of the 2019 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award.
Indigenous farmers in Oaxaca are custodians of maize biodiversity, growing seeds passed down over generations.
As part of the efforts of the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture program aimed at improving food security based on maize landraces in marginal areas of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico
Scientists unlock evolutionary secrets of landraces through a study of allelic diversity, revealing more about the genetic basis of flowering time and how maize adapts to variable environments.
The Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) project seeks to empower the next generation of Mexican scientists to use maize and wheat biodiversity to effectively meet the needs of Mexican agriculture in the future.