Webinar: Production and consumption of quinoa: current situation & challenges in times of Covid-19

On 10 July 2020, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) hosted an international webinar "Production and consumption of quinoa: current situation and challenges in times of Covid-19". The objective of the webinar was to look at whether and how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected quinoa production and consumption and what ways there are to promote quinoa production and consumption in marginal environments.


  • Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General, ICBA
  • Mr. Jean Boroto Ruhiza, Senior Land and Water Officer / WASAG Team Leader, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Mr. M.R. Porchezhian, Organic Farming Specialist, Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority
  • Dr. Juan Pablo Rodriguez Calle, Post-Doctoral Fellow, ICBA
  • Mr. Jamal Mohamed Khalifa Bin Ghanim Alhemeiri
  • Mr. Luca Cobre, Executive Chef & Manager, Healthy Farm Eatery
  • Prof. Ricardo Rodriguez Marquez, Bolivia

Moderator: Dr. RK Singh, Program Leader on Crop Diversification and Genetics, ICBA