Conference Files

Dubai Declaration

Dubai Declaration on the Production of Quinoa for the Future Food and Nutrition Security in Marginal Environments

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Press release

Scientists, experts from over 46 countries agree to form global quinoa consortium

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Media Monitoring

Background Information

On 6-8 December 2016, Dubai hosted one of the biggest international conferences on quinoa titled “Quinoa for Future Food and Nutrition Security in Marginal Environments”. Held 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, the conference was organized by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates, Zayed University, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), and with the technical contribution of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). A media campaign was carried out and a press conference organized to build public awareness for this event and ensure necessary publicity. A total of 313 international, regional and national media outlets, as well as a number of TV channels, reported on the event. Below is a summary of media coverage of the event.


Media Monitoring Report


Session: Plenary session 1

  1. Quínoa Research and Development in the Andean Countries
    Author(s): L Gomez-Pando, W Rojas and J Ochoa
  2. Effects of salinity on seed yield and nutritional quality of Quinoa
    Author(s): Kameswara Rao Nanduri, Mohammad Shahid, M, and Khalil Ur Rahman Butt

Session: Plenary session 3

  1. Experimenting with quinoa: the Indian experience
    Author(s): Atul Bhargava, Sudhir Shukla and Deepak Ohri
  2. Usos tradicionales y potenciales de la quinua (chenopodium quinoa willd.) En la cuenca del titicaca
    Author(s): Alipio Canahua Murillo Angel Mujica Sanchez Sven-Erik Jacobsen

Session: Plenary session 4

  1. Breeding of varietes of quinoa (chenopodiumquinoawilld.) For cold weather and drought by hibridization of genetically distant parent and subcequent selfing
    Author(s): Mujica A., Haussman B., Schmith K., Schmidt W., Canahua A., Chura E., Pocco M., Apaza J., and Flores S.

Session: Technical session 3.1

  1. Quinoa tolerance to saline condition in clay soil: first experience
    Author(s): Mamedov AI, Gasimova Kh, Farzaliyev V, Toderich K, Ali-zada V

Session: Technical session 4.2

  1. Quinoa Industry Development in China
    Author(s): REN Gui-xing


Dubai hosts biggest international conference on quinoa