How This Global Crop is Going Local
There was a time, not long ago, when countries like Nepal could only turn to South America for maize. Shipping containers filled with this crop would leave the port city of Sao Paulo and begin the over 9,000-mile journey to central Asia. As one would imagine, this lengthy journey across two oceans and around the continent of Africa leads to a sizable carbon footprint. Nepal serves as an example of how growing closer, can help modern agriculture make progress in conserving energy—but how?