Aspects of participatory plant breeding for quinoa in␣marginal areas of Ecuador

@article{McElhinny2006AspectsOP,
  title={Aspects of participatory plant breeding for quinoa in␣marginal areas of Ecuador},
  author={Elaine McElhinny and Eduardo Peralta and Nelson Maz{\'o}n and Daniel L. Danial and Graham Thiele and Pim Lindhout},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2006},
  volume={153},
  pages={373-384}
}
Field trials were carried out in Ecuador with two indigenous communities, Ninín Cachipata and La Esperanza, to determine farmers’ preferences for quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) cultivars and to improve PPB processes. More women than men participated, reflecting that quinoa, a primarily subsistence crop, is mainly managed by women. Farmers’ field selection criteria for quinoa in the field were mostly based on yield, earliness and plant colour; however only breeders’ measurements of yield and… CONTINUE READING
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