Chenopodium quinoa Willd.: A crop resilient to climate change in the high Andean regions of Peru

Keywords: Sustainable agriculture, climate adaptation, circulation models, environmental stresses, crop diversification


Climate change favors environmental stress factors such as increased salinity and drought, which weaken plants’ resilience by affecting their structure or the ecosystem that they inhabit. However, many crops have found ways to adapt, including quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.). This article presents proposals for improved analysis and preservation of this crop, such as the inclusion of a greater number of bioclimatic variables in the determination of optimal zones for its development, and the combination of integrated crop models, structure, evolution, mapping of genetic material and soil types, which would enable communities to select varieties that are adapted to certain conditions.


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