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Quinoa Production

quinoa production
Where is quinoa produced?

Quinoa is a native plant that has become a global superfood thanks to its high nutritional value. This grain can be found in all the countries of the Andean region such as Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile and Peru.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAOSTAT), the main producing countries were Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, which doubled and tripled their figures respectively.

It should be noted that the cultivation of quinoa has transcended continental borders. Well, there are already about 70 countries in the world that already produce quinoa, among which France, England, Sweden, Denmark, Holland and Italy stand out. Meanwhile, it is being experimentally developed in Kenya, India and the United States. In the case of the USA it occurs in Colorado and Nevada and in Canada in the prairies of Ontario.

Peruvian production and export

According to the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri)Peru exported more than 56 thousand tons of quinoa in 2020, being Puno the most producing region of this Andean grain.

According to reports from the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri), the regions that produce the most quinoa are Puno (44%), Ayacucho (17.6%), Apurímac (12.6%), Arequipa (9.4% ), Cusco (4.7%), Junín (3.9%), Huancavelica (2.5%), La Libertad (1.7%) and Cajamarca (1.3%).