Maya Agroecology, Native Seeds and Homelands

The indigenous community organization, Ka’ Kuxtal Much Meyaj, in collaboration with Community Agroecology Network, is working with young people and elders in Campeche, Yucatan, Mexico, to conserve indigenous Maya seeds and lands and recognize the ancestral contributions of women to Maya Agroecology. Through a co-creative process of mapping the socio-ecological land use relationships in Maya territory, local youth are documenting a shared concept of Maya Agroecology that weaves seed conservation diversity, spirituality connected to land, stewardship of the milpa system, and the local farm economy into community narratives and learning curricula that reflect the voices of Maya farm families.

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