Good news for quinoa lovers. 2013 will be the International Year of Quinoa. It’s getting more and more popular and the world knows by now the real potential of quinoa. That’s why the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) declared 2013 as the “International Year of Quinoa”.
Peru’s quinoa export would amount to probably US$70 million. 38,000 hectares of quinoa will be planted in the first quarter of 2013 and between US$60 and 70 million will be exported. It will be greatly promoted in conjunction with other regions and producers from Andean zones. (source: http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/noticia-perus-quinoa-exports-up-to-70-million-in-2013-439451.aspx)
We should celebrate quinoa and enjoy this healthy food!
Happy Qunioa New Year!