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