Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1996
IIAP, Investigaciones de la Amazonía
This description of Mario Tapia's work was prepared when Mario Tapia was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
With the aim of combating childhood malnutrition, Mario Tapia is promoting and facilitating expanded production and consumption of highly nutritious, indigenous Andean grains (quinua, lupinus and others). He has identified varieties of those grains that can be profitably produced under various ecological conditions, and he is developing pilot processing plants and educational programs to encourage their widespread use.
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