Evolutionary Plant Breeding Helps Farmers Develop Seeds for Local Conditions

Evolutionary Plant Breeding Helps Farmers Develop Seeds for Local Conditions

Yale Climate Connections has posted a four-minute documentary video on evolutionary plant breeding, a technique that can help farmers develop plant varieties that thrive in local conditions. In the video, Italian plant geneticist Salvatore Ceccarelli explains how the technique could help farmers around the world respond to problems posed by climate change and gain autonomy. Over time, individual farmers can develop crops that are tailored to produce well on their own land.