TitleRole of women in the conservation of the genetic resources of maize (The). Guatemala.
Year2002
ISBN9789251047842
Job NumberY3841/E
Number in series0
Series titleNon-series Titles
LanguageEn
Number of pages64
Price US$$13.00
The most valuable ethnobotanical studies are carries out in regions rich in both cultural diversity and plant genetic resources. These two conditions are present in Guatemala, a country in the heart of Central America and a centre of origin and diversity for cultivated plants. It possesses a rich cultural environment as a legacy and in the living traditions of the Maya and other ethnic groups. Through their interactions with the environment, humans have selected certain plant species for breeding and domestication. These processes of varietal selection and crop evolution are driven by the preferences and needs of specific human communities. Understanding the role that women have played in agricultural production processes is essential for an appreciation of their influence on the evolution o maize and the conservation of maize genetic resources. Co-published with the International Plant Genetic resources Institute (IPGRI).
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