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The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization is looking to introduce the nutritious cereal crop quinoa to Lebanon's agricultural calendar, the organization said in a statement issued this week.The FAO has launched a regional project for technical assistance for the introduction of quinoa and the institutionalization of its production in Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Mauritania, Sudan and Yemen.At the request of the Lebanese Agriculture Ministry, the FAO has responded positively, and included Lebanon with other countries in the region to benefit from this regional technical cooperation project. In 2014, demonstration plots were established in Tyre in south Lebanon and in the Bekaa Valley towns of Tal Amara and Kfardan.
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