Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87806
Authors: 
Muriel H., Beatriz
Evia S., Tania
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Development Research Working Paper Series 07/2011
Abstract (Translated): 
This research examines the production of quinoa as an option for improving rural incomes in the Altiplano of Bolivia; due to, on one hand, the grain is aligned perfectly to the customs and traditions of work and family of the habitants of this region, on the other hand, international demand for the product has increased substantially generating good economic opportunities and better prices. Through microsimulation is observed that in the the Southern Highlands households would benefit from the production and marketing of quinoa, and may even significantly increase these revenues (decreasing poverty levels) increasing the productivity of the land or substituting other crops by it. However, in other highland areas the grain production has a modest impact in terms of income and poverty. These differences explain why just the Southern Highlands produces a variety high demand, la quinua real while in other areas the other agricultural activities are relatively more profitable alternatives.
Subjects: 
Quinua
Rural income
Altiplano
Bolivia
JEL: 
J39
Q19
I39
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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