Vegetal cultivation is vital to human flourishing. Yet the ecological devastation caused by the agroindustry shows that the multiple existences of domesticated plants remain underestimated. The SeedsValues furthers mainstream assessment in economic terms, by shedding light on the ethical engagements and affective attachments that incentivise farmers to perpetuate lively agriculture. Therefore, it will produce ethnographies of seed-human companionship in three agrobiodiversity hotspots: potato chacras in Peru, maize milpas in Mexico and rice paddies in Laos. In each setting, agricultural relations in highland plots intended for self-consumption will be compared with lowland intensive plantations.

Modelisation of the SeedsValues Comparative Approach