Bolivia: Government boosts Genetic Research on Quinoa

The Government of Bolivia, through the Ministry of Rural Development and Lands and the International Quinoa Center (CIQ), in coordination with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), organized the First International Forum on the cultivation of Quinoa, under the heading "Opportunities and Challenges to the discovery of the quinoa genome". The objective of this initiative is to contribute to the strengthening of the country's quinuero sector.

Peru hosts in March the VI World Congress of Quinoa

Peru, a world power in quinoa production will host the 6th World Congress to be held around this product, from 21 to 24 March. With this event, the Andean country consolidates its leadership in this millennial crop, originating from the incanate and that is called to play a primordial role in feeding the future.

Concentration of Spanish beekeepers to demand more transparency in the labeling of honey

Beekeepers across Spain will focus on 19th October from different autonomous parliaments to demand a more transparent labeling of honey. The protests will take place from 11:00h in Sevilla, Zaragoza, Valencia, Merida, Santiago de Compostela, Santander, Murcia, Guadalajara, Barcelona, ​​Logroño and Tenerife.

'QuinuArroz' new strategy to encourage the consumption of quinoa in Ecuador

As part of the recent meeting in Quito by the new Andean Network of Quinoa Producers, Ecuador filed on July 13th strategies developed by its public company National Storage Unit to promote the consumption of quinoa in the country. These include the supply of 'QuinuArroz', a mix of cereals with nutritional properties, effectively contributing to nutrition and diet caloric.

Urgent create the genetic map of american chily pepper

Although Bolivia, and Mexico share the center of origin of chili and there are sixteen endemic species in South America, Asian countries account for over 60% of world production.

Seed, only essential factor for the crop production

The plant breeder industry invests around 20% of its turnover in R & D. Get a new variety involves an investment of up to 3 million euros. Industrial property protection means the results of the work of breeders, thus sustaining improvement programs and development of varieties.

EU: Hops, a crop with export opportunities

Following bad weather conditions last year that have severely affected the harvest of hops in the EU, one of the main areas of work of the president of the working group "Hops" of farmers and agricultural cooperatives COPA-COGECA, Bernard Ingwiller will improve yields and creating export opportunities.

Peru returns to the International Coffee Organization

Already has made official the re-entry of Peru to the International Coffee Organization (ICO), a forum that brings together leading grain producing nations in the world. It is the ninth largest exporter of the grain. After more than 20 years, the return has great significance for the country therefore represents the potential to boost the sector's competitiveness, as the major platform for discussion and cooperation that constitute this organization.

Mexico is committed to sustainable cocoa production

SAGARPA has encouraged the participation of academic and research centers, through the National Service of Seed Inspection and Certification (SNICS) to monitor the compliance of laws on seeds and plant varieties. Cocoa Processing Plant Mexican Business Trade Exchange (IMCO) is now operational. At the same time, Mexico is promoting green growth to preserve the natural heritage and generate wealth, competitiveness and employment.

Quinoa: the food of the future surface in Chile wins

Quinoa crop is being appreciated worldwide thanks to its qualities for improving nutrition and food security. Quinoa is considered the food of the future, quinoa opens a great opportunity for rural communities in the region of Coquimbo (Chile).