Bolivia quinoa growers cash in on health food boom
Once a little-known grain consumed largely on the high plains of Bolivia and Peru, quinoa has enjoyed a boom in recent years.
Rich in protein, minerals and vitamins, quinoa has been declared a "supercrop" by the UN and is growing in popularity in healthy-eating markets from the United States to Europe and Japan.
The Bolivian government has created a US$50m fund to invest in the industry, in the hope of cashing in on the rising demand.
Liliet Heredero reports.
20 Dec 2011
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean