Source: Seed World (1 Oct 2020)
CIMMYT’s seed bank preserves the genetic diversity of maize and wheat so the crops can adapt to a changing production environment.
New research recommends targeted assistance and engagement with small farmers in rural Guatemala to improve livelihoods and reduce migration pressures.
CIMMYT scientists engage to preserve the Jala maize landrace, famous for producing the longest maize ears in the world.
This year the group harvested more than 3,300 kg from seven acres of land.
Indigenous farmers in Oaxaca are custodians of maize biodiversity, growing seeds passed down over generations.