In Mexico there are about 3 million subsistence farmers producing heirloom corn.
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Source: Maclean's (6 Mar 2020)
Preserving ancient maize landraces in Mexico is key for biodiversity, food security and future sustainability.
Source: Culinary Backstreets (2 Dec 2019)
Food entrepreneur worked with CIMMYT researcher to create a fair market for farmers with surplus heirloom maize in Mexico.
CIMMYT scientists engage to preserve the Jala maize landrace, famous for producing the longest maize ears in the world.