“Harvesting Bolivia’s Royal Quinoa”

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Featuring Dr. Tamara Stenn, Fulbright scholar, development economist, and author

Dr. Stenn shared her work studying the culture and markets that support ancient varieties of Royal Quinoa, hand planted by indigenous Bolivian producers for thousands of years. She shared her experience of arriving in Bolivia at the brink of the quinoa crash, and her observations on the faith and communal values that helped the industry survive. Juxtaposing the ideas of Bien Vivir, the Andean way of living well, and the capitalist model of living better, she examined the worldview and tenacity of ancient people in the midst of a competitive capitalist world.

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