Peru: The Birth of Centenario
Few plants thrive at altitudes of over 4,000 metres, where soil is poor, water scarce and the winters harsh.
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But recently farmers in the High Andes of Peru, with support from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), have successfully bred a new variety of barley with nuclear techniques. Called Centenario, it has become one of Peru's most sought-after grains.