WASAG – El Marco Mundial sobre la Escasez de Agua en la Agricultura

Webinar "Collaboration on Promoting Quinoa (Part 2)"

The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) hosted by the FAO Land and Water Division organized its ninth webinar under the title: Collaboration on Promoting Quinoa (Part 2).

Quinoa, which has high nutrient content and adaptability to various marginal conditions has been identified by various organizations, such as FAO, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and CIRAD, as a food that has a vital role to play in the realization of food and nutrition security globally. Subsequently, it is part of WASAG’s mandates, through a robust network of Partners to provide the enabling environment, capacity building and resources in addressing food and nutrition insecurity especially in countries facing challenges of water scarcity as well as soil and water salinity.

With the threats of climate change, it is extremely important to cultivate salt and drought tolerant crops such as quinoa to enhance climate-smart agriculture. So, WASAG is coordinating international efforts towards extended quinoa production. Therefore, through this webinar in collaboration with CAAS, ICBA and CIRAD, the success stories of production and strategies of adopting quinoa in some countries were presented. Also, the nutritional benefits and value chain were discussed during the seminar.

Quinoa, which has high nutrient content and adaptability to various marginal conditions has been identified by various organizations, such as FAO, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and CIRAD, as a food that has a [...]

Programme

Moderator – Dongxin Feng, Chief, FAO PSU

15:00-15:05 Opening remarks – Dongxin Feng, Chief, FAO PSU

15:05-15:35 Presentation Round 1

Quinoa: a fast developing multipurpose crop in China – Guixing Ren, CAAS

Success story of Quinoa introduction and adoption through effective valorization in Morocco – Abdelaziz Hirich, African Sustainable Agriculture Research Institute (ASARI), Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Morocco

Boost to the internal consumption of quinoa in Bolivia and its international reach – Ricardo Rodriguez, Bolivia

15:35-15:50 Q&A

15:50-16:10 Presentation Round 2

A nutrition-sensitive approach for quinoa development – Ana IslasRamos, FAO ESN

A sustainable food value chain (SFVC) approach for quinoa development – Giang Duong & Aimée Kourgansky, FAO ESA

16:10-16:25 Q&A

16:25-16:30 Closing remarks – Didier Bazile, CIRAD

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