Quinoa Export Figures are out

The first figures from the quinoa trade in 2014 are out! Both Bolivian and Peruvian market information services (INE in Bolivia and ADEX in Peru) publish facts about the countries’ exports. Unsurprisingly, exports have increased in comparison to the first trimester in 2013. Between January and March 2014, Peruvian exports have increased with 237%, which … Read moreQuinoa Export Figures are out

Product recall after Dutch television programme denouncing pesticide residues in quinoa

Dutch Tros Radar investigates residue levels in quinoa brands On 19 May 2014, the Dutch television programme Tros Radar investigates pesticide residues in quinoa. Five Dutch quinoa brands were tested, of which residues were found in three. Two of these actually fell within the very strict limit of the European organic industry, but nevertheless the … Read moreProduct recall after Dutch television programme denouncing pesticide residues in quinoa

Three Bolivian companies CBI Programme at BioFach 2014

This year the 25th edition of BioFach took place in Nuremberg from 12–15 February. BioFach is the world’s leading Trade Fair for Organic Food. Three companies that participate in the CBI Export Coaching Programme Natural Ingredients Bolivia exhibited at BioFach 2014. Representatives of the companies Sindan Organic SRL, Agronat SA and Sumar presented their products. … Read moreThree Bolivian companies CBI Programme at BioFach 2014

Quinoa Boom is more than a Golden Grain Rush, Summary of the CBI meeting at the Biofach

After a first round with quinoa experts in the end of January, CBI’s quinoa scenario planning process found its closure in an international expert meeting in Nürnberg, Germany. In the context of the organic trade fair Biofach, quinoa exporters from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, European importers, researchers, scientists and many other key actors were … Read moreQuinoa Boom is more than a Golden Grain Rush, Summary of the CBI meeting at the Biofach

Quinoa Expert Meeting in The Hague

Despite or because of the latest price shocks, trends and rumors in the international quinoa market in 2013 and the beginning of 2014, the Centre for Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) has invited several experts within that field to analyze the current situation and discuss possible future scenarios for the sector. Representatives of … Read moreQuinoa Expert Meeting in The Hague

New machinery for the organic production of quinoa

In October 2013, quinoa producers from the region Salinas de Garci Mendoza in Bolivia were introduced to new machinery which they might use in a pilot project for the season 2013/2014. The machinery with the name Satiri I, II and III has been imported from Argentina just at the right time of land preparation, fertilization … Read moreNew machinery for the organic production of quinoa