This survey is part of the United Nations initiative to celebrate the 2013 International Year of Quinoa. Known as the "golden grain of the Andes," UN food experts believe that quinoa is a key component in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition.
The government of Bolivia would like to increase quinoa export. Last year these were reported at $80 million. Top importers were the United States, France, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Australia and Brazil.