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Introduction d’une nouvelle culture au Tchad: le quinoa

INTRODUCTION D’UNE NOUVELLE CULTURE AU TCHAD: LE QUINOA

Le gouvernement du Tchad a sollicité et obtenu de la FAO le financement d’un projet de Coopération technique en vue d’introduire le quinoa au Tchad.

Published on 18/03/2014read more

Quinoa, the “wonder cereal grain” makes its way into Near East and North Africa’s countries

QUINOA, THE “WONDER CEREAL GRAIN” MAKES ITS WAY INTO NEAR EAST AND NORTH AFRICA’S COUNTRIES

FAO assists Member Countries for the introduction of Quinoa in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Mauritania, Sudan and Yemen.

Published on 25/02/2014read more

Celebrating the close of the International Year of Quinoa in Argentina

CELEBRATING THE CLOSE OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF QUINOA IN ARGENTINA

The Officer in Charge of the FAO Representation in Argentina introduced the "International Quinoa Recipe Book: tradition and innovation" in a seminar organized by the Ministry of Agriculture

Published on 20/12/2013read more

Promoting Quinoa in Morocco

PROMOTING QUINOA IN MOROCCO

Today, quinoa is gradually integrating into the local landscape and culture with the development of new recipes such as quinoa Moroccan vegetable tagine and quinoa salads.

Published on 18/12/2013read more

Successful International Year of Quinoa 2013 winds down

SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF QUINOA 2013 WINDS DOWN

Bolivian president Evo Morales and Peru's First Lady Nadine Heredia join FAO Director-General at closing ceremony

Published on 17/12/2013read more

"The end of a journey, the beginning of a legacy"

"THE END OF A JOURNEY, THE BEGINNING OF A LEGACY"

International Year of Quinoa closing ceremonies to be held in Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Colombia followed by New York.

Published on 16/12/2013read more

FAO and Slow Food launch “Quinoa in the Kitchen”

FAO AND SLOW FOOD LAUNCH “QUINOA IN THE KITCHEN”

The Slow Food movement and FAO officially launched the book “Quinoa in the Kitchen” today to continue to promote awareness about the super-food’s potential as the International Year of Quinoa draws to a close.

Published on 03/12/2013read more

FAO headquarters to host Bioversity International travelling exhibition about Quinoa

FAO HEADQUARTERS TO HOST BIOVERSITY INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLING EXHIBITION ABOUT QUINOA

FAO will host the travelling exhibition ‘ From the Andes to the World’ in the atrium from 2- 13 December.

Published on 29/11/2013read more

“The Origin of Quinoa” – Animated video

“THE ORIGIN OF QUINOA” – ANIMATED VIDEO

“Quinoa is life, quinoa is hope, quinoa is the past, quinoa is the present, quinoa is the future of mankind”.

Published on 11/11/2013read more

The Government of Peru launches an International Competition on Technological Innovation in the Quinoa sector

THE GOVERNMENT OF PERU LAUNCHES AN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION ON TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN THE QUINOA SECTOR

The competition aims to encourage researchers and technology innovators in the quinoa sector to present innovative proposals that contribute to local, regional or global economic development.

Published on 04/02/2014read more

Time-lapse video of quinoa growing in Italy

TIME-LAPSE VIDEO OF QUINOA GROWING IN ITALY

FAO and the Institute for Agricultural and Forestry Systems in the Mediterranean (IsaFom) have released a time-lapse video showing the remarkable growth of quinoa over a three-month period.

Published on 18/10/2013read more

FAO celebrates quinoa’s legacy with Peru and Bolivia during World Food Week

FAO CELEBRATES QUINOA’S LEGACY WITH PERU AND BOLIVIA DURING WORLD FOOD WEEK

A symbolic harvest and panel discussion on the Andean "super food" highlight the importance of quinoa and other underutilized crops in the fight against hunger.

Published on 18/10/2013read more

Encuentro con la Primera Dama de Perú y Embajadora Especial del Año Internacional de la Quinua

ENCUENTRO CON LA PRIMERA DAMA DE PERÚ Y EMBAJADORA ESPECIAL DEL AÑO INTERNACIONAL DE LA QUINUA

El lema del Día Mundial de la Alimentación nos recuerda el desafío de contar con sistemas alimentarios sostenibles para alimentar a la población, ha destacado la Primera Dama

Published on 16/10/2013read more

El Director General destaca el papel de Bolivia en el Año Internacional de la Quinua

EL DIRECTOR GENERAL DESTACA EL PAPEL DE BOLIVIA EN EL AÑO INTERNACIONAL DE LA QUINUA

El encuentro con la Ministra de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras de Bolivia se centra en la cooperación mantenida durante la celebración

Published on 15/10/2013read more

La FAO y Perú hacen balance del Año Internacional de la Quinua

LA FAO Y PERÚ HACEN BALANCE DEL AÑO INTERNACIONAL DE LA QUINUA

El Director General de la FAO y el Ministro de Agricultura de Perú han hecho balance de la celebración del Año Internacional de la Quinua durante un encuentro en la sede de la Organización en Roma.

Published on 11/10/2013read more

WFD 2013: Quinoa, a sustainable food system

WFD 2013: QUINOA, A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM

Quinoa is an important ally in the fight against hunger with the potential to be an essential contributor to national agendas for food and nutrition security.

Published on 04/10/2013read more

World Food Day 2013- UN restaurants in Geneva to serve Quinoa

WORLD FOOD DAY 2013- UN RESTAURANTS IN GENEVA TO SERVE QUINOA

In the context of World Food Day 2013 (WFD) and this year's theme “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition” UN restaurants in Geneva which include the Palais des Nations, WIPO, UNHCR, UNICEF, and the International Environment House will serve quinoa.

Published on 02/10/2013read more

Productores de quinua promovidos por el proyecto Semillas Andinas de FAO participan en la Feria INNOVAQUINUA

PRODUCTORES DE QUINUA PROMOVIDOS POR EL PROYECTO SEMILLAS ANDINAS DE FAO PARTICIPAN EN LA FERIA INNOVAQUINUA

Ofrecerán diversas variedades de quinua de Puno y Ayacucho, así como productos elaborados a base del grano andino.

Published on 03/10/2013read more

Field visit to pilot Quinoa field in Dhamar Governorate, Yemen

FIELD VISIT TO PILOT QUINOA FIELD IN DHAMAR GOVERNORATE, YEMEN

On 29 August 2013, Dr Fuad Aldomy, the permanent representative of Yemen to FAO, and H.E. Farid Ahmed Mogawar, Yemen’s Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation visited a pilot quinoa field planted by the Agriculture Research and Extension Authority (AREA) with the purpose of studying the adaptability of various quinoa seed varieties to local soil.

Published on 09/09/2013read more

Project “Quinoa Felix”

PROJECT “QUINOA FELIX”

As part of the efforts to promote quinoa and amaranth in Italy, the project “Quinoa Felix” aims to introduce Italian farmers to the cultivation of certain quinoa varieties while promoting the production of quinoa-derived food products amongst various stakeholders.

Published on 09/09/2013read more

Quinoa - a potential key element in the fight against food insecurity in Pakistan and Malawi

QUINOA - A POTENTIAL KEY ELEMENT IN THE FIGHT AGAINST FOOD INSECURITY IN PAKISTAN AND MALAWI

Researchers around the world attend the International Quinoa Research Symposium organized in partnership with FAO. Santiago, Chile, August 20, 2013 - Researchers from Pakistan and Malawi attending the International Quinoa Research Symposium highlighted the potential role of quinoa in fighting food insecurity and malnutrition in their countries. The event took place at the Washington State University (USA) from 12 to 14 August.

Published on 28/08/2013read more

Peru’s Central Reserve Bank (BCR) launches new coin featuring Quinoa

PERU’S CENTRAL RESERVE BANK (BCR) LAUNCHES NEW COIN FEATURING QUINOA

Lima, 26 July 2013- To mark the International Year of Quinoa 2013, the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCR) launched a limited series of one Nuevo Sol coins known as 'Recursos Naturales del Peru' (Natural Resources of Peru). The new coins which will be used nationwide feature three of Peru’s main natural resources: anchovies, cacao and quinoa highlighting the importance of this Andean grain.

Published on 01/08/2013read more

Growing Quinoa in Lithuania

GROWING QUINOA IN LITHUANIA

As part of the celebrations that mark the International Year of Quinoa 2013, in collaboration with FAO, the Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture and the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Lithuania is successfully growing the Andean crop.

Published on 25/07/2013read more

Quinoa, an Andean crop that can play a significant role in eradicating hunger

QUINOA, AN ANDEAN CROP THAT CAN PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN ERADICATING HUNGER

Quinoa can play a significant role in the eradication of hunger due to its nutritional qualities and agronomical versatility. In this context, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru are in a privileged position to promote quinoa production as well as its nutritional and cultural values.

Published on 19/07/2013read more

Fourth World Congress on quinoa highlighted the crop’s potential in the fight against hunger

FOURTH WORLD CONGRESS ON QUINOA HIGHLIGHTED THE CROP’S POTENTIAL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER

Santiago, Chile, 12 July 2013- During the Fourth World Congress on Quinoa, held in Ibarra (Ecuador) senior ministers, scientists and producers called for support to boost research and to promote the production and consumption of Quinoa.

Published on 16/07/2013read more

Member countries of the Latin American Integration Association (LAIA) meet to discuss quinoa’s role in the eradication of hunger

MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE LATIN AMERICAN INTEGRATION ASSOCIATION (LAIA) MEET TO DISCUSS QUINOA’S ROLE IN THE ERADICATION OF HUNGER

As part of the celebrations that mark the International Year of Quinoa 2013, Uruguay hosted an international seminar on this nutritious crop. Entitled, "Quinoa: an ally in the eradication of hunger", the seminar took place in Montevideo on 27 June at the LAIA headquarters. Participants included experts from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Argentina, among others.

Published on 03/07/2013read more

Quinoa Side Event at FAO Conference - Summary and Outcomes

QUINOA SIDE EVENT AT FAO CONFERENCE - SUMMARY AND OUTCOMES

As part of the celebrations that mark the International Year of Quinoa 2013, in partnership with Italy’s Altromercato and Slow Food, FAO hosted a series of side events to promote quinoa during its 38th Conference (17 June- 21 June 2013), the two-yearly meeting of the Organization’s main governing body.

Published on 02/07/2013read more

FAO promotes quinoa during its 38th Conference

FAO PROMOTES QUINOA DURING ITS 38TH CONFERENCE

FAO is organizing a series of events to promote quinoa during its 38th Conference, giving staff and delegates the opportunity to taste specific dishes. Also, presentations and discussions will be held on quinoa related themes led by experts from Slow Food and Altromercato.

Published on 18/06/2013read more

Fourth World Congress on Quinoa, 8 to 12 July 2013 Universidad Técnica del Norte, Ecuador

FOURTH WORLD CONGRESS ON QUINOA, 8 TO 12 JULY 2013 UNIVERSIDAD TÉCNICA DEL NORTE, ECUADOR

In the context of the 2013 International Year of Quinoa, Ecuador will host the Fourth World Congress on Quinoa and the Andean Grains First Symposium from 8 to 12 July 2013.

Published on 12/06/2013read more

Official launch of the International Year of Quinoa

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF QUINOA

On 20 February 2013 the 67th UN General Assembly (UNGA) launched the International Year of Quinoa during its plenary at UN Headquarters in New York, fulfilling the General Assembly resolution A/RES/66/221 which declared 2013 as the International Year of Quinoa.

Published on 20/02/2013read more

Launch of the International Year of Quinoa

LAUNCH OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF QUINOA

Quinoa can play an important role in eradicating hunger, malnutrition and poverty, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the official launch of the International Year of Quinoa at UN Headquarters.

Published on 20/02/2013read more

NOMINATION OF FAO SPECIAL AMBASSADORS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF QUINOA

NOMINATION OF FAO SPECIAL AMBASSADORS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF QUINOA

Statement by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva

Published on 20/02/2013read more

INAUGURATION INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF QUINOA

INAUGURATION INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF QUINOA

Statement by FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva

Published on 20/02/2013read more

Presentación del Año Internacional de la Quinua

PRESENTACIÓN DEL AÑO INTERNACIONAL DE LA QUINUA

Declaración del Director General ante el Grupo de alto nivel sobre seguridad alimentaria y nutrición

Published on 20/02/2013read more

HIGH-LEVEL PANEL ON FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION

HIGH-LEVEL PANEL ON FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION

Statement by FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva

Published on 20/02/2013read more

Graziano da Silva invita a la Primera Dama de Perú a ser Embajadora Especial de la FAO para el Año Internacional de la Quinua

GRAZIANO DA SILVA INVITA A LA PRIMERA DAMA DE PERÚ A SER EMBAJADORA ESPECIAL DE LA FAO PARA EL AÑO INTERNACIONAL DE LA QUINUA

Graziano da Silva destacó que esta invitación "es un reconocimiento a su labor de apoyo al papel de este cultivo en la erradicación de la pobreza y en favor de la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional".

Published on 27/09/2012read more

Granos Nutritivos: De los Andes para el Mundo

GRANOS NUTRITIVOS: DE LOS ANDES PARA EL MUNDO

La V Feria Gastronómica Internacional de Lima, Mistura 2012, fue inaugurada recientemente por la Primera Dama del Perú, Nadine Heredia, Embajadora Especial de la FAO para el Año Internacional de la Quinua 2013. Este año, la fiesta gastronómica más importante del Perú, estuvo dedicada al grano andino, particularmente la quinua, kiwicha, y kañihua.

Published on 18/09/2012read more

Primera Dama del Perú inauguró su función de Embajadora Especial de la FAO para el AIQ

PRIMERA DAMA DEL PERÚ INAUGURÓ SU FUNCIÓN DE EMBAJADORA ESPECIAL DE LA FAO PARA EL AIQ

El evento se realizó en el marco de las actividades preparatorias para la celebración del Año Internacional de la Quinua, a efectuarse en 2013.

Published on 24/06/2012read more

Evo Morales, nombrado Embajador Especial de la FAO para el AIQ

EVO MORALES, NOMBRADO EMBAJADOR ESPECIAL DE LA FAO PARA EL AIQ

El Presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales Ayma, ha sido nombrado Embajador Especial de la FAO para el Año Internacional de la Quinua, que Naciones Unidas celebrará en 2013.

Published on 11/06/2012read more

2013 será el Año Internacional de la Quinua

2013 SERÁ EL AÑO INTERNACIONAL DE LA QUINUA

La quinua, un futuro sembrado hace miles de años, será conmemorada mundialmente el 2013, durante el Año Internacional de la Quinua, AIQ, establecido por la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas.

Published on 01/06/2012read more