Determining the Profile of an Ideal Quinoa Growing Partner

To help ensure the success of commercial quinoa production in Ontario, collaborators on the Pure Ontario Quinoa project have consulted with agronomic professionals to determine the best agronomic practices for quinoa and the ideal characteristics of a local quinoa producer. A guideline of criteria was developed to use as an initial screening procedure for producers interested in growing quinoa with Katan, considering factors like soil type and pH, necessary equipment and land availability. In particular, partnerships with Ontario producers that have the ability and passion to grow and expand to full commercial production with the company are of highest interest. Forming these relationships with producers will continue to be integral to the successful commercial production of Quinta Quinoa by 2015. For more information please contact service@katan.ca or call: 647-932-6930.

This project is funded in part through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of GF2 in Ontario.

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