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

Stratton, Anne Elise
2015

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
Subjects
Tufts University. Environmental Studies Program.
Kekchi Indians--Agriculture.
Corn--Guatemala.
Corn--Analysis.
Proteins.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10427/000346
ID: tufts:sd.0000213
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