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Publication | 3 May 2021

Preserving local knowledge on Chenopodium Quinoa Willd. in the Andes in the context of market globalization

The IYQ-2013 highlighted the huge biodiversity of quinoa crop and its high nutritional value. This international recognition conferred a new status to this minor crop for food and agriculture. The rapid global spread of quinoa is not based on the biodiversity that is not easily available outside the Andes. Preserving quinoa genetic diversity may implied local actors considering their knowledge accumulated during generations of farmers. A new way of doing research may be invent for considering both genetic resources and traditional knowledge.

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