Posted by: Bioversity Library | April 28, 2009

New publication on Maca

Bioversity International has recently released on their website a new publication that looks at the underutilised food crop  Maca. (Lepidium meyenii)

The publication is titled “The transition of Maca from neglect to market prominence: lessons for improving use strategies and market chains of minor crops”.

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Maca is an edible root crop of the crucifer family endemic to the Puna of the high Andes in Central Peru around Lake Junin, a chilly plateau at 4000 m altitude. Grown in the late 1980s exclusively in its native area, on no more than 50 ha, Maca has experienced over the last years a great interest from many sectors.

Interested in reading more, or downloading the PDF?  Click here.

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