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
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 Jul 2013 read more
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 Jul 2013 read more
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 Jul 2013 read more
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 3 Jul 2013 read more
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 2 Jul 2013 read more
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 Jun 2013 read more
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 Jun 2013 read more
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 Feb 2013 read more