What is the future of Quinoa?



Since the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the “International Year of Quinoa”, this fascinating cereal has been gaining attractiveness as a real option to help achieve food security, not to mention hitting the shelves in trendy health-conscious supermarkets the world over. But why all the hype? If you are curious and want to know more about the potential of the super food, quinoa, then you should tune in (#quinoa4future) to the international conference entitled “Quinoa for Future Food and Nutrition Security in Marginal Environments”, taking place in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on December 6 – 8 2016. The event is organized by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)—a strong a proponent of this alternative crop that can be sustainably grown in marginal environments—in conjunction with FAO and Zayed University. Partners in the Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR), like ICBA and FAO, are focused on…

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Author: Sridhar Gutam

Plant Physiologist and Open Access evangelist

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