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The impact of the Quinoa boom on Bolivian family farmers

New findings based on survey results from 100 households located in southern Bolivia. 81% of farmers interviewed between December 2012 and March 2013 say quinoa is their primary source of income. Benefits of the increase in Quinoa prices: 

  • Guarantees improved incomes and access to credit 
  • Access to additional labour and machinery
  • Increased productivity 

Challenges: 

  • Land degradation
  • Reduction of cultivated varieties 

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Date: 24/04/2014
Topics: Quinoa
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