Paul Rogé

Advancing agroecology for over 20 years through philanthropy, research, teaching, and farming.

Community seed network in an era of climate change: dynamics of maize diversity in Yucatán, Mexico

Local seed systems remain the fundamental source of seeds for many crops in developing countries. This article analyzes the dynamics of maize diversity over 3 years in a farming community of Yucatán state, Mexico, where elevated levels of precipitation forced farmers in 2012 to reduce maize diversity in their plots. We found that, under these challenging circumstances, farmers focused their efforts on their most reliable landraces, disregarding hybrids. … Continue readingCommunity seed network in an era of climate change: dynamics of maize diversity in Yucatán, Mexico