Sunday, July 19, 2015

The impact of the Quinoa boom on Bolivian family farmers

New findings based on survey results from 100 households located in southern Bolivia. 81% of farmers interviewed between December 2012 and March 2013 say quinoa is their primary source of income. Benefits of the increase in Quinoa prices:
  • Guarantees improved incomes and access to credit 
  • Access to additional labour and machinery
  • Increased productivity 
Challenges:
  • Land degradation
  • Reduction of cultivated varieties


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1 comment:

Manoj Upadhyaya said...

How's the land degrading?