Maize and milpa in Mexico

©Daniel de la Torre / GIZ

Latest update

  • [May 2020] A consortium led by IBERO University in collaboration with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY) has been selected to carry out this study.
  • [February 2020] A Call for Proposals was launched for consortia to develop a research proposal outlining scenario analysis for the implementation of the project.

Scope of work

To analyze the main trade-offs in terms of environmental services, natural capital, and human well-being among the different land uses for the production of commercial corn and milpa. A full quantification of the value chain and an economic assessment of the expected impacts for biodiversity, ecosystem services and livelihoods of farmers and other social actors, as well as predicted changes in land cover, are expected.


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