Environmental Politics: The Globalization of Quinoa

This essay was written for a course taught by Dr. July A. Podmore in April 2016.

04/2016, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.28832.38408

Description: Although global flows impact Bolivian Quinoa, the post-neoliberal politics of Evo Morales have allowed for a transformative globalization from below. Quinoa has been preserved by the Quechua and Aymara nations, particularly in Bolivia, where it is produced as one of the main commodities of the country for its high nutritional value and tolerance to harsh environmental conditions The foundation of the plurinational state has managed to develop sustainable quinoa chains by implementing food security policies according to reports published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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