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Catalogue of Commercial Varieties of Quinoa in Peru

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    The West African Catalogue of Plant Species and Varieties (COAFEV) is a major tool of seed regulation harmonization that has been implemented by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), and the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS). It provides a limitative list of varieties or varietal type whose seed may be produced and commercialized within the region. It is the aggregate of the varieties registered in the national catalogues of the Member States. This first version also contains, for a transition phase, the most widely disseminated varieties in the countries of the region. Eleven species are included: pearl millet, sorghum, maize, rice, groundnut, cowpea, yam, cassava, Irish potato, onion and tomato. The objective of this catalogue is to simplify the procedures required for a variety to be commercialized in West Africa, while at the same t ime guaranteeing the quality of those varieties. This system will therefore give farmers in the region access to a wider diversity of varieties relevant to West African agriculture.
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    National catalogue of soybean varieties in Afghanistan 2023
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    The national variety catalogue is an official document in which all commercialized crop varieties in the country are registered and their major varietal characteristics listed. It is a valuable reference for public- and private-sector plant breeders, seed producers, and crop producers, as well as seed certification agencies, extension services, and plant variety protection offices.
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    International Cookbook for Quinoa: Tradition and innovation
    Quinoa a future sown thousands of years ago
    2014
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    Quinoa, the so-called golden grain, was safeguarded for thousands of years by the inhabitants of the Andean regions of Latin America and has only recently been discovered by the world. In its honour, the United Nations declared 2013 as the International Year of Quinoa. In doing so, the UN paid tribute to the Andean indigenous peoples who have maintained, controlled, protected and preserved quinoa as a food for present and future generations thanks to their knowledge and traditional w ay of life in harmony with nature. But not only this; the United Nations General Assembly also noted the nutritional characteristics of quinoa and its adaptability to different agroecological conditions, properties that, coupled with its low cost of production, make it a strong partner in the fight against hunger and food insecurity The origin of this cookbook stems from that recognition by the United Nations. Its purpose is to serve as a means of publicizing quinoa and its benefit s beyond its area of origin, to promote its production and consumption throughout the world and thus to reach those countries that suffer most from food insecurity. With this in mind, FAO resorted to tradition and innovation. Tradition takes the form of everyday recipes of peoples and communities living in the quinoa producing regions of Latin America. The dishes have varied origins, some going back many centuries, others only existing for a few generations. As for innovation, FAO us ed the Chefs Against Hunger campaign to contact dozens of chefs around the world and to invite them to present recipes that were inexpensive, healthy, nutritious, and simple to prepare and whose preparation was based on ingredients from their local region. Not an easy challenge. The outcome was 37 recipes with ingredients from all over the world, exotic flavours and varied textures and aromas. Evidence of the versatility of this grain, which can adapt to all cuisines. This publicatio n combines both types of recipe, traditional and innovative, to offer more than 60 different dishes. We hope that you will enjoy this cookbook, that you will venture into the wide selection of quinoa flavours and, if you are able, that you will share it with those who can most benefit from it, thereby helping to disseminate this future sown thousands of years ago.

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