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Apr 9, 2013

In Bolivia the FAO Promotes New International Center for Quinoa

Prensa Latina reported on 9 April 2013 that the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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.
and the government of Bolivia planned to finish up a joiny land study at the end of this month.  Its purpose is to analyze the cultivation quinoa, improve production, and establish an International Center for Quinoa.  The cost of the survey is estimated at US$53 million.

Photo: Quinoa.  Courtesy of PRWeb for Quinoa Dreams LLC based in Los Angeles.

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