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Participatory bean breeding in the Andes

Best of the bunch
  • Breeding better bush beans
  • Trial sites
  • Valuing local knowledge
  • Best of the bunch
  • Harvest time
  • Sticking to tradition
  • Colour check
  • Start of a new season
  • Bean team

Best of the bunch

A frijolero - or bean farmer - checks the impressive "pod load" of an advanced CIAT line of bush beans. Independently of each other, all the farmers scored the beans in this plot as having the most favourable characteristics.

picture credit: Neil Palmer, CIAT



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