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”.


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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