MAYA AGROECOLOGY FOR DEFENDING NATIVE SEEDS AND HOMELANDS
New Project Launch
We are thrilled to launch a new project, Maya Agroecology for Defending Native Seeds and Homelands, with Ka Kuxtal Much Meyaj in Campeche, Mexico. We will work with young people and elders to conserve indigenous Maya seeds and lands and recognize the ancestral contributions of women to Maya Agroecology. Local youth will document a shared concept of Maya Agroecology that weaves seed conservation diversity, spirituality connected to land, and local economic activities into community-based narratives that reflect the voices of Maya farm families, particularly women.
This Project will finalize its 3rd year of data collection to support evidence-based decision-making by farmers cooperatives PRODECOOP in Nicaragua and CESMACH in Mexico as they promote practices to improve climate resilience, gender equity, food security, and livelihood. The learnings and co-creation of knowledge among farmers and researchers will be shared during the project’s second farmer-researcher exchange in Mexico this August.