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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.

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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.

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CIMMYT scientists engage to preserve the Jala maize landrace, famous for producing the longest maize ears in the world.

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Visiting scientist Roi Ben-David discusses Israel’s exotic germplasm gap and ongoing efforts to restore the country’s lost wheat landrace collections.

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ProMaíz Nativo will promote small-scale landrace maize farmers through certification and fair market access.

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Scientists track down the families in Morelos, Mexico, who donated maize landraces to CIMMYT in 1966-67. Would they still be cultivating them?