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In Defense of Maize Network and the Huichol People in Mexico

Nominated for Best Peoples Defense

Thursday 02 March 2006

Reasons for this nomination

For turning the fight against the transgene into the holistic defense of territories, the huichol people recovered last year 10 200 hectares of land for its communities. They keep the integrity of 12 maize varieties, and along with the Maize Network have managed to defend their livelihoods working at community, regional and national levels, honouring the cultural and biological diversity.

Supporting info

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2005/11/21/oja103-jose.html
http://www.grain.org/biodiversidad/?id=141