Nourishing the “People of Maize”: Maize Protein Composition and Farmer Practices in the Q’eqchi’ Maya Milpa

Stratton, Anne Elise

My work with the Q’eqchi’ took place over two months in the summer of 2014, when I interviewed and collected maize kernels from sixty farmers. The theoretical framework I present here reflects the findings of my biological lab work with those kernels. I found that farmers who used the cover crop velvetbean (Mucuna pruriens) in the milpa (cornfield) and who limited their herbicide applications prod... read more

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Undergraduate Honors Theses
Tufts University. Environmental Studies Program.
Kekchi Indians--Agriculture.
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