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AVRDC is hosting the First International Symposium on Indigenous Vegetables from 18-20 August 2014 during the 29th International Horticultural Congress.

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The AVRDC Genebank

Asian Seed, the official publication of the Asia and Pacific Seed Association, featured an article about the AVRDC Genebank in its March/April 2014 issue.

Traditional Vegetables: Recipes from Cameroon

Traditional Vegetables: Recipes from Cameroon

Tempt your palate with the tastes and textures of traditional vegetables: amaranth, African eggplant, jute mallow, nightshade and okra!

2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

Report on AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center's global activities for 2013.

2014-2016 Medium-Term Plan

2014-2016 Medium-Term Plan

Outlook for the period 2014-2016 for AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center.

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Rice Ball Bean Soup

Rice Ball Bean Soup

Protein, iron, and vitamin C -- all in a sweet dessert soup.

Boiled Dumplings

Boiled Dumplings

Indigenous vegetables add new flavors to this traditional Chinese recipe.

Burmese Leaf Soup

Burmese Leaf Soup

Rich, smooth, and satisfying. Save the pumpkin shell to use as a serving bowl!

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Chayote (<i>Sechium edule</i>)

Chayote (Sechium edule)

A prolific home garden crop providing shoots and tendrils for stir-frying, and young fruit for eating raw, baked or stewed.

Sweet leaf bush (Sauropus androgynus)

Garden sorrel (Rumex acetosa)

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The Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA) is a nine-member alliance focused on increasing global food security by supporting smallholder agriculture within healthy, sustainable and climate-smart landscapes. The Global Horticulture Initiative is a worldwide program intended to foster more efficient and effective partnerships and collective action among stakeholders for horticultural development.