GIAHS showcases Peru’s traditional crops at “Mistura 2012”
GIAHS release, 13 September 2012

LIMA, PERU: An “Andean grains window” will pay homage to Peru’s agricultural biodiversity of global significance, showcasing quinoas of different colors, amaranth (kiwicha in the local language) and cañihua at Latin America’s major gastronomic fair “Mistura 2012” – a massive event expected to attract 600,000 visitors. The “Andean grains window” is the result of the joint effort led by Peru’s Minister for Environment in cooperation with FAO and the GIAHS Initiative along with many other partners. There, large and small farmers will celebrate Peru’s Andean grains as one of the best examples of Peru’s highly nutritional and sustainably managed agricultural biodiversity. Read the release …