Horizontal, Technical Cooperation in Research on Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoaWilld.)
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Quinoa possesses remarkable characteristics in terms of its productive potential and eco-geographical adaptation (0 to 4000 msnm; 200 to 1000 mm of rainfall; -1 to 35degreesC, and short to (neutral) photoperiod). The market potential is large, and quinoa is already known in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, as a basic source of protein of high biological value. FAO has suggested the crop be included as a source for food security in the next century (FAO, 1998) Bolivia and Peru are the major producers of quinoa, with 70000ha under cultivation.
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