United Nations 2013 International Year of Quinoa

The aim of this project was to create an artwork for submission to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation for consideration to be selected as a commemorative stamp for the United Nations 2013 International Year of Quinoa (www.fao.org/quinoa-2013/en/) Why Quinoa? - To recognise the Andean indigenous people - their traditional knowledge and practices of living well in harmony with mother earth and nature. - Bring world attention to the role that quinoa's biodiversity and nutritional values plays in providing food security and nutrition and potential in the eradication of poverty. - Exceptional nutritional qualities of quinoa. - Adaptability to different agro-ecological floors while preserving the fertility of the land. - Potential contribution in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. - Natural food source. Approach - Create an image that illustrates quinoa as a superfood and able to contribute in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. - Use colours of the grain and pastels to create an organic look. - Reference to superhero comics such as Popeye and Superman. Outcome Selected by the United Nations Association of Australia (South Australian branch) to be 1 of the 9 Commemorative Stamps.

Annette Rohde
Illustration for the United Nations 2013 International Year of Quinoa
The United Nations Food & Agricultural Organisation
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