Andes Woman, Professor Luz Gomez Pando is Taking Action

For centuries, quinoa and amaranth have been cultivated in the High Andes of Peru. These highly nutritious cereals were even consumed by the Incas. Today, demand for these products is on the increase in places like North America, Japan and in European countries. Plant breeder, Professor Luz Gomez Pando, is trying to develop new varieties of quinoa and amaranth that have a higher yield and are more nutritious. She is using a nuclear technique in her work, which uses radiation to … [Read more...]

UN Youth Champion Visited Lima

UN Youth Champion, Monique Coleman After touring the world during six months as UN Youth Champion, Monique Coleman arrived in South America, for the last leg of the most successful trip to convey the values of the United Nations to youngsters from different continents, in the framework of the International Year of Youth. Three days, from 13 to 15 July, seemed little for the number of activities carried out by Monique in Lima, but she proved to have the zest and the energy required for this … [Read more...]

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