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2010: AVRDC and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics receive the Outstanding Partnership Award from the Science Council of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research for their work in promoting small-scale vegetable production to reduce poverty, increase incomes and improve health in West Africa.

2010:Hweb_112_DSCF3243-President-of-Paraguay-2011 The Demonstration Garden on the AVRDC headquarters campus features more than 100 species of traditional vegetables from around the world in 200 plots of various sizes.

2011: Approximately 20% of the AVRDC genebank holdings duplicated and stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

2011: AVRDC receives the Team Award of Distinction from the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences. It was presented to all AVRDC plant protection specialists and breeders—past and present—and to the partners that have contributed to the Center’s integrated pest management strategies for tomato, pepper and eggplant.

2012: AVRDC becomes a founding member of AIRCA, the Association of International Research Centers for Agriculture in March.

2012: Through training courses, workshops, internships and specialized training programs, the Center built the capacity of 12,175 farmers, staff of national agricultural research and extension systems, nongovernmental organizations, scientists from the public and private sectors, and higher degree students. More than half (56%) were women.

2013:Part of the diversity in the AVRDC genebank The AVRDC genebank holds 15,321 soybean, 8170 pepper, 8151 tomato, 6737 mungbean, and 3702 eggplant accessions, as well as thousands of other standard crops and indigenous vegetables. Total: 60,482 accessions representing 437 species.

2013: 501 improved vegetable cultivars based on AVRDC germplasm distributed around the world.


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