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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 Oct 2013 read more

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 Oct 2013 read more

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 Oct 2013 read more

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 4 Oct 2013 read more

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 3 Oct 2013 read more

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 2 Oct 2013 read more

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 9 Sep 2013 read more

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 9 Sep 2013 read more

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 Aug 2013 read more

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 1 Aug 2013 read more

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