The World Vegetable Center Genebank maintains a large collection of public domain germplasm for the current and future use of all humankind. We distribute seed samples of our germplasm accessions and advanced breeding lines worldwide. Genebank holdings as of 30 April 2016:
The tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) is making inroads in Tanzania and other locations in East Africa. The World Vegetable Center and partners are working to develop strategies for farmers to manage Tuta, which can cause up to 100% loss of tomato fruits if left uncontrolled.
Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Valencia are among the 19 partners from 12 countries participating in G2PSOL, a European project to improve the production of potato, eggplant, tomato and pepper through the mass sequencing of plant DNA.
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ANNUAL REPORT 2015 (May 2016) A comprehensive look at the World Vegetable Center’s research and development activities.
Institutes from around the world made deposits to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault this week, marking another step forward in the fight to ensure future global food security. More than 8,000 varieties of crops from Germany, Thailand, New Zealand, and the World Vegetable Center arrived at the Vault, located on a remote Norwegian archipelago, to be stored deep within the permafrost.
Are you the person to move the World Vegetable Center’s research agenda forward? Do you have the drive, vision and experience to establish collaborations with advanced research institutions, and create a simulating environment to attract world class scientific staff, partners, visiting scientists and students from around the world? If so, the Center wants you as its next Deputy Director General - Research. Download the position announcement. Deadline for applications is 30 June 2016.
The World Vegetable Center and the Rural Development Administration (RDA), Republic of Korea, have embarked on a technical cooperation project to identify molecular markers associated with disease and insect resistance for marker assisted selection in tomato breeding programs. Il-Sheob Shin, an RDA scientist seconded to the Center, is the principal investigator, under the supervision of Roland Schafleitner, head of Biotechnology/Molecular Breeding. The project runs through January 2018.