By putting the needs of consumers and customers first, growers produce what they can sell, rather selling what they have produced.
AVRDC Director General Dyno Keatinge is encouraging Australian audiences to "give traditional vegetables a go" during interviews with ABC Radio at the International Horticultural Congress in Brisbane, 17-22 August 2014.
The spotlight is on moringa, amaranth, roselle, African eggplant and other traditional vegetables during the First International Symposium on Indigenous Vegetables at the 29th International Horticultural Congress in Brisbane, August 17-22, 2014.
Farmers need access to credit to make the step from subsistence to business. In a recent training session, local bank reps explained their loan criteria to agricultural entrepreneurs in the making.
Short-duration mungbean can enrich soils -- and farmers -- when intercropped in sugarcane's long production cycle.
Rally buses made the circuit of villages in Arusha and Dodoma, to spread the good word about these nutritious crops.
The G20 communiqué on global food security must go further to benefit smallholders and landscapes, say members of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture
The Humidtropics program aims to diversify cropping systems in the uplands of Southeast Asia.
The AVRDC Genebank holds an untold wealth of potential rootstocks to mine for grafting tomato. Willie Chen is just the man to start digging.