..."The International Year of Quinoa"
Quinoa is recognized and accepted around the world as a natural food resource with a very high nutritional value; it is of Andean origin and is becoming better known internationally as a high quality food, which is valuable for health and food security, both for present and future generations. Quinoa is very versatile and adaptable to many different climates and production conditions. The year 2013 has been declared "The International Year of Quinoa"; but one downside of the promotion and export of this crop is its escalating price at home, putting it beyond the reach of poorer sectors of the population in Peru. For more about quinoa see http//www.rlc.fao.org/en/about-fao/iyq-2012/