Seed exchange networks, ethnicity, and sorghum diversity.

  title={Seed exchange networks, ethnicity, and sorghum diversity.},
  author={Vanesse Labeyrie and Mathieu Thomas and Zachary K Muthamia and Christian Leclerc},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={113 1},
Recent studies investigating the relationship between crop genetic diversity and human cultural diversity patterns showed that seed exchanges are embedded in farmers' social organization. However, our understanding of the social processes involved remains limited. We investigated how farmers' membership in three major social groups interacts in shaping sorghum seed exchange networks in a cultural contact zone on Mount Kenya. Farmers are members of residence groups at the local scale and of… CONTINUE READING
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