Meet the Farmers: Estefa
Estefa, member of Coop board, pictured on outskirts of Cabana town on way to the quinoa processing plant
Speaks Quechua as first language, as do all the farmers in this region
Favourite quinoa dish is tostada: fry quinoa for two minutes and mix with honey and chocolate. The Andean version of a Trail Mix bar!
Current concerns: a plague of birds that eats a lot of quinoa – agronomist on case to find whether scarecrows or aluminium bands work best in scaring the birds away from crops