African elders’ knowledge vital to climate-proof global crops

Published Date
February 03, 2020
Type
News Item/Press Item
African elders’ knowledge vital to climate-proof global crops
Authors:
Maina Waruru
Filippo Maria Bassi

Village elders in Africa played a crucial role in a global seed-collecting project that aims to bolster food security in a changing climate. Through cross-breeding common crops with their wild relatives, scientists plan to create strains that are better able to cope with higher temperatures and extreme weather.

Citation:
Maina Waruru, Filippo Bassi. (3/2/2020). African elders’ knowledge vital to climate-proof global crops, in "Scientific African Magazine".