On Monday, December 16, 2013 the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries, MAGAP and Public Enterprise Post of Ecuador CDE EP , made the presentation and unveiling of the postage stamp "2013 International Year of Quinoa" , Auditorium Monsignor Leonidas Plaza Proaño .
The event was the presence of distinguished guests: Atty. Javier Ponce Cevallos , Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries; I lcdo . Merizalde Diego, National Communications Director MAGAP; Dr. Williams Saud Reich, General Manager of Ecuador Correos, representatives of international organizations and special guests.
The United Nations declared 2013 as the International Year of Quinoa in recognition of the Andean people who protect and preserve the system of production of this cereal as a staple food for present and future generations.
In his address the General Manager Dr. Williams Saud Reich said that he was proud to contribute to this initiative and to support such actions through the issue of new stamps.
The post issued 3 stamps, with a value of U.S. 2.00 each, on which images of Quinoa, Amaranth and Chocho can be seen.