Three sisters and 120 sweet potatoes: Mexican farmers embrace Maya traditions

Maíz Criollo Kantunil, a group of farmers and agro-ecologists, has successfully reintroduced three varieties of native maize using seeds supplied by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). 

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Supporting farmers and local communities can better and more quickly preserve the Yucatán peninsula’s biodiversity in the mid and long term, as well as the agricultural heritage of its Indigenous peoples.

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