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8th External Program and Management Review

Download the report: (January 2015) The 8th Annual Program and Management Review of AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center covered the period from 2009-2014. The review was conducted by a three-member panel: Dr. Douglas Pachico, Agricultural Economist and Consultant (Chair)

SEAVEG2014 Proceedings

SEAVEG2014 Proceedings

A review of successes, bottlenecks, observations and experiences in the Asian vegetable sub-sector to enhance regional and international cooperation.

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!

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African Vegetable Loaf

African Vegetable Loaf

Quick nutritious patties that are easy to prepare.

Colorful Salad

Colorful Salad

A rainbow on a plate! With tomato and pepper, this salad is rich in vitamin C.

African Sticky Soup (Ewedu)

African Sticky Soup (Ewedu)

A favorite in Nigeria, this tasty recipe calls for jute mallow, but it can be made with okra, amaranth, cowpea leaves or other greens.

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Ashitaba (<i>Angelica keiskei</i>)

Ashitaba (Angelica keiskei)

This biennial or perennial herb grows to 1.5 meters in well-drained, moist sandy soils in East Asia. Leaves and stalks can be consumed raw or cooked, and the roots make an excellent pickle.

White mugwort (Artemisia lactiflora)

Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata)

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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.