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Smallholder farmers and maize in Mexico: A value-chain approach to improved targeting of crop-breeding programs
Research on agricultural value chains can identify strategies for farmers to improve their incomes and livelihood security. The trend in such research, however, has often been to focus on making the chains more effective ...
Maize diversity, poverty, and market access: lessons from Mexico
Crop genetic diversity and poverty are linked: first, resource-poor farmers often maintain genetic diversity; and second, crop diversity, when properly valued by the market, has the potential to alleviate poverty. This ...
Maize diversity, rural development policy, and farmers' practices: lessons from Chiapas, Mexico
Maize diversity is important to the livelihoods of millions of farmers in Mexico, the crop's centre of origin; to maize breeders seeking new genetic material; and to producers and consumers worldwide. Key social processes ...
Specialty maize varieties in Mexico: a case study in market-driven agro-biodiversity conservation
There is growing interest in the extent to which market opportunities for local crops can bridge the gap between poverty alleviation and in situ conservation. We explore this issue through case studies of the blue and ...