First Name LAURA
Your institution FAO SOMALIA
Type of organization
  • Institution internationaleInternational organizationOrganización internacional /
Postal address N/A
City Doolow
Country Somalie
Other country Somalia
Your area of work
  • RechercheResearchInvestigación
  • Production agricoleAgricultura productionProducción Agrícola
Theme of expertise
  • Agronomie et Systèmes de cultureAgronomy and Cropping systemsSistemas de Cultivos
  • Autres usagesOther usesOtros usos de la quinoa
First working language Anglais | English | Ingles
All working languages
  • Castellano
Other language, specify Plant pathology/crop protection; Research for Development; Participatory Research
What do you expect of a collaborative network on quinoa? To obtain information from peer colleagues/experts and technical cooperation related to the cropping, harvesting, processing, value additional and nutritional values of quinoa on sub-Saharan environments, and more specifically on arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs)
What degree of interest do you have in professional networks? High
What suggestions would you make for the future development of the quinoa network? 1.- Promote technical exchanges and field visits to different areas where quinoa is successfully being grown, promoted and commercialized;

2.- Foster international workshops/congresses on last findings of quinoa, including research papers, lessons learned from other countries and success stories- both from FAO and other national/international organizations linked to quinoa activities.

3.- Promote forums for the quinoa value chain: marketing development, value addition and post-harvest management, and inclusion of international certification labels and standards (i.e. fair trade and organic labeling).
What communication tools do you expect for a network?
  • site webwebsitePágina web
  • notes d'informationnewsletterBoletín de información
  • veille thématiquethematic press-monitoring serviceAvisos temáticos
  • nouveaux outils de collaborationnew collaborative tools availableHerramientas de colaboración
  • Co-écriture d'articlesco-writing papersCo-escritura de Artículos
Do you have any suggestions for people to invite to the quinoa network (Name - contact email) ? No
Are you directly responsible for conducting quinoa crop trials in your country? ? Oui - Yes - Si