Oliveros demonstrates the nixtamalization process at the family home
Researchers from CIMMYT and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, traced the conservation and abandonment of maize landraces over the last 50 years in Morelos, Mexico. The Juarez-Oliveros family took part in the study and in this album showcase their family maize varieties and the family heritage in maize farming. The study used a collection of 93 landrace samples, collected in 1966-67 and stored in the CIMMYT Maize Germplasm Bank, to trace the 66 donor families to explore the reasons why they abandoned or conserved their landraces.
Photo: E. Orchardson/CIMMYT
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