Last Name : Spehar
First Name : CARLOS
Email : email@example.com
Your function : Lecturer, Researcher
Your institution : University of Brasilia, UnB
Type of Organization : Organisme de formation, Développement agricole
City : Brasilia
Other country/Autre pays : Brazil
Your area of work : Recherche, Animation et formation
Expertise to share within the network
Theme of expertise : Agronomie et Systèmes de culture, Génétique et Amélioration des plantes, Marchés et Filières, Transformation Post-récolte, Autres usages, Politiques publiques
First working language : Anglais
All working languages : Castellano, Français
That the network can bring you
What do you expect of a collaborative network of quinoa ? : In collaborative network I expect to be able to participate in projects that could be of common interest. I also expect that experiments covering themes of common interest can be planned and conducted jointly to broaden knowledge and strengthen quinoa research and development.
What degree of interest do you have in professional networks ? : I have worked on pioneer crops to diversify production systems of the Brazilian Savannahs. Besides quinoa, our project has covered grain amaranth, buckwheat, sesame, tef, kenaf, among other options. These crops which have not been part of commercial agriculture detain scarce technology, generated by few small teams world-wide. Therefore, there is need of creating professional networks.
What suggestions would you make for the future development of the quinoa network ? : I sugest that, though FAO supervidion, information on researchers and developers be organized, such that potential projects be planned, discussed and put forward. I offer my help to participate and contribute to initiate and improve networks.
What communication tools do you expect for a network ? : site web, notes d'information, Co-écriture d'articles
Are you directly responsible of trials for testing the quinoa in your country ? : Oui