Under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance of the UAE and President of Zayed University

2. Challenges and Opportunities in Scaling up Quinoa Production

Originally grown in the Andes region, quinoa has traveled far beyond and is now grown in many countries around the world. However, cultivation is still on a limited scale and at the subsistence level, and widespread adoption/scaling up requires appropriate/enabling technologies.

The sub-themes are:

  • Best agricultural practices for quinoa production with special reference to marginal areas
  • Sustainable seed production systems suited to different agro-climatic conditions
  • Pests and diseases in the newly introduced environments and their control
  • Pre- and post-harvest techniques for seed quality management