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

5. Quinoa Partnership and Extension

Lack of knowledge and capacity hinders widespread adoption among farmers and agribusinesses. It is important to establish a system for knowledge and technology transfer to potential quinoa growers. Policies are also needed to motivate farmers to grow quinoa. A stakeholder-driven approach is needed to answer the knowledge gaps. It is necessary to engage key players in crop production, value-chain technology development, and policy-making.

The sub-themes are:

  • Developing expertise and capacity of local partners across the entire value chain in order to promote quinoa production in marginal environment
  • Enabling policies and legal frameworks to support quinoa production, marketing and agro-industry in newly introduced countries