Mexico is known as one of the world’s most megadiverse countries and a center of plant domestication.
According to a 2011 study conducted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), more than a quarter of Mexican territory has lost its natural ecosystems. Grasslands are under threat by land-use changes and unsustainable agricultural practices, overgrazing, and crop clearing.
Because of a lack of incentives to promote crop diversification, the country has not fully realized the economic potential of its agrobiodiversity wealth, including genetic diversity.
Perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean on post-2020 global biodiversity governance