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Participatory bean breeding in the Andes

Bean team
  • 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

Bean team

Improved CIAT climbing beans have already been released in Rwanda and Uganda, and ongoing trials suggest they could be well-suited to mid-altitude areas of South America, as well as parts of Asia.

picture credit: Neil Palmer, CIAT



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