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

3. Quinoa Markets and Food Safety

Over the years, a significant increase in demand for quinoa on the international market has led to an increase in quinoa production and agribusiness development opportunities for the producers. However, more people and entrepreneurs can benefit from the growing global demand for quinoa. Therefore, it is necessary to define steps for systematic integration of value chains that benefit both producers and consumers. Special emphasis should be placed on strengthening seed processing, packaging techniques, as well as marketing.

The sub-themes are:

  • Value chain development
  • Linking farmers, quinoa growers and grower associations to markets
  • Technologically innovative/alternative uses of quinoa