Kirsten Appendini

Kirsten Appendini is Professor at El Colegio de México. She teaches mexican economy, agrarian structure, poulation and gender studies and is the author of several publications on these subjects.

Mexico is the original source of maize and home to a wide biodiversity. Maize has always been the main staple food of Mexicans and the principal crop cultivated by its farmers for millennia. In the twentieth century, Mexico's economic growth centred around towns and cities. In the first half of the twentieth century, maize was central to a food policy motivated by the goal of self-sufficiency. Agriculture flourished because of the Green Revolution.