Safeguarding Mesoamerican Crop Wild Relatives





The Project

In situ and ex situ conservation of CWR diversity in Mesoamerica as an urgent priority for regional food security and sustainable development.

Crop Wild Relatives

They are the source of genetic variation for resistance to pests and diseases and can enhance the nutritional quality of crops.

Where we work

The Mesoamerican region is a crucial area for Crop Wild Relatives conservation efforts. It is one of the world’s most important centers of origin and diversity of cultivated plants and their wild relatives.


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