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The AVRDC 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 June 2015:

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Delicious vegetable dishes to improve nutrition and health

  • African-Sticky-Soup

African Sticky Soup (Ewedu)

  • Amphibious-Porridge

Amphibious Porridge

  • Healthy-Jelly

Healthy Jelly

  • African-Vegetable-Loaf

African Vegetable Loaf

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3007, 2015

AVRDC opens office at ICIPE

AVRDC opened its first office in Kenya in June at the ICIPE Headquarters in Nairobi. On 6th July, AVRDC's Regional Project Coordinator of the Homegarden Scaling Project, Ralph Roothaert, and the AVRDC Kenya Site Coordinator, Charles Onyango, met with the Director General of ICIPE, Segenet Kelemu, at the ICIPE campus to acknowledge this important milestone. AVRDC has launched the project on home garden scaling in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to combat malnutrition among children and young women. Having Charles based at ICIPE will greatly facilitate collaboration between the two institutes.
2407, 2015

New project for Southeast Asia

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center recently received funding from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan for a three-year project, "Selection of tropically-adapted lines of vegetables to improve productivity of the vegetable value chain in Southeast Asia." Vietnam and Myanmar are the target countries. Project collaborators include the Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute (FAVRI), Hanoi, and the Vegetable and Fruit Research and Development Center (VFRDC): Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Department of Agriculture (MOAI-DOA), Myanmar. This project focuses on chili pepper, pumpkin, bitter gourd and tomato, which were selected because of their commercial importance in Southeast Asia and the success of AVRDC’s tropically adapted inbred lines.
2007, 2015

ICIMOD awarded Humanitarian GIS Award

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has been awarded a ‘Humanitarian GIS Award’ at the 2015 International User Conference of the Environmental System Research Institute (Esri) in San Diego, California. Esri President Jack Dangermond said ICIMOD was recognized for its contribution to the disaster response efforts of the Government of Nepal in the aftermath of the recent earthquake in the country. ICIMOD is a member of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA).

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  • zecc

ZECC making news in Kenya

With AVRDC's ZECC (zero energy cooling chamber), small-scale farmers can manage the cold chain for fresh produce from the farm all the way to the end user.
  • Burkina Recipes

Enjoy traditional African vegetables!

Tempting recipes and great music will have you cooking Burkina Faso-style!
  • VINESA

VINESA and MAYOVEGA: Vegetables for youth, vegetables for profit

Young farmers trained in vegetable production and marketing by VINESA in Tanzania pool their collective knowledge about agribusiness.