The International Center for Tropical Agriculture has developed an interactive map to show us where our most popular food crops originally came from. Explore these maps with students before planting specific crops in the garden to provide historical context for the work students are doing. CIAT also has infographics about diets and production worldwide. Before a culinary or economics lessons, explore the links between where food crops come from – their native origins and traditional regions of diversity – and where they are now eaten and produced worldwide.
Explore the maps here.