Peru moves to Bolivia as the largest producer of quinoa in the world

As we know in an Andean Quinoa grain grown and consumed by ancient Peruvians over 15,000 years ago, valued our neighboring country ceased to be the leading exporter of the grain of gold and been overcome by us now internationally.

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The National Statistics Institute (INE) reported that Peru traveled to Bolivia as a world leading exporter of quinoa in the first five months of 2015.

The INE report indicates that 9000 Bolivia exported 248 tonnes of cereal, which reported a profit of $ 47.1 million.

For its part, Peru sold 12 thousand 454 tons and grossed $ 52.2 million.

INE figures, backed by the Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade (IBCE) reflects the reduction of Bolivian exports of grain.

Paola Mejia, general manager of the Bolivian Chamber of Exporters and Organic Quinoa Producers (Cabolqui), Paola Mejia said the result is worrying for their country.

He explained that the new figures are due to Peru began an aggressive conventional quinoa production in 2013, with two crops a year. Bolivia only takes one every 12 months.

He said the Ministry of Rural Development and Land works closely with quinoa producers in Europe for the PDO real Bolivian quinoa as 100%.

He said the government of that country makes the necessary arrangements for the country brand in the US market for intellectual and genetic Grain rights are recognized.

Source: News Peru | LaRepublica.pe

 

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