Award for Quinoa Project in China, Vietnam and Chile

From Plant Research International, 3 September 2014

The Wageningen UR project ‘Salt tolerant Quinoa for food in China, Vietnam and Chile’ has received a major prize. The quinoa project is one of the winners of the Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge. The prize is awarded to researcher Robert van Loo during the World Water Week in Stockholm.

In agricultural lands impacted by high salinity, smallholder farmers realized lower-than-average yields and reduced incomes. In these regions, improving food production and creating new opportunities for earning a livelihood are desperately needed.

Salt-tolerant quinoa

Researchers at Wageningen UR have come up with a solution, a non-genetically modified, salt-tolerant quinoa that not only grows but also thrives in saline soils.

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