Half a century earlier, scientists collected and preserved samples of maize landraces in Morelos, Mexico. Now, descendants of those farmers were able to get back their ancestral maize seeds and, with them, a piece of their family history.
CIMMYT’s director general and CABI’s CEO propose six ways to support family farmers.
CIMMYT was invited to discuss the findings of the EAT-Lancet Commission report and its implications for Mexico.
Climate is the most important challenge farmers face, because “they’re just influenced by it and there is little that they can do,” explains Luisa Volpe of the World Farmers Organization.