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Participatory bean breeding in the Andes

Start of a new season
  • 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

Start of a new season

A planter drops improved climbing bean seeds into marked plots. Climbing beans can be up to three times more productive than bush beans and can be a good option for intensifying food production when land is in short supply.

picture credit: Neil Palmer, CIAT



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