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The IAEA and Plant Breeding - New Crop Varieties for Peru

Producer: Louise Potterton, Camera and Editing: Petr Pavlicek

Few plants thrive at altitudes of over 4,000 metres in the High Andes of Peru, where soil is poor, water scarce and the winters harsh. But with the help of nuclear science, farmers can grow varieties of sturdy, highly nutritious grains that can survive under extreme conditions. The National Agrarian University, in Lima develops these new varieties with the support of the IAEA.

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