When farmers produce quality vegetables with a specific market in mind, income is sure to follow
Beans without borders
Members of the new International Mungbean Improvement Network will share seed and breeding data for this important pulse crop
Time for action on Tuta
The tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) increasingly threatens farmers' productivity in Tanzania. AVRDC co-hosted a sensitization workshop about the pest with the Tanzanian Horticultural Association (TAHA) in Arusha.
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:
Board Chairman Yu-Tsai Huang officially handed over the leadership of the World Vegetable Center from outgoing Director General Dyno Keatinge to new DG Marco Wopereis in a ceremony on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 at headquarters. Board members and observers, invited guests, and staff filled the auditorium to witness this transition in the Center’s history.
A webinar to be hosted by Catholic Relief Services on 14 April 2016 will feature Thomas Dubois, Regional Director, AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center Eastern and Southern Africa, and Pepijn Schreinemachers, AVRDC Lead Specialist - Impact Evaluation, who will present a strategy for rural household gardens in Africa and Asia using locally adapted and nutrition-dense vegetables as a core element.
In this webinar hosted by Catholic Relief Services on 14 April 2016, World Vegetable Center Agricultural Economist Pepijn Schreinemachers and Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa Thomas Dubois presented the Center's strategy for rural household gardens in Africa and Asia, using locally adapted and nutrition-dense vegetables as a core element.
With seed kits from AVRDC - World Vegetable Center, students at Baraa Primary School in Arusha, Tanzania learned how to produce their own vegetables and discovered why it is important to eat some vegetables every day. See what they have grown!