Quinoa – an ancient food plant indigenous to Latin America – will soon be blossoming in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
The new quinoa plants appear to be quite comfortable in the pilot plots where they are growing. Under good crop management at the L. Murodov Farm in Tajikistan, for example, the plants are already over two metres tall. Only one plot had to be reseeded, in the Osh province of Kyrgyzstan, when the young plants took a beating from heavy rainfall.
14 July 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan