East and Southeast Asia

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Overview

The Center began its work in Southeast Asia with the Thailand Outreach Program in 1982.

The Center’s regional office, established in 1992 as the Asian Regional Center and renamed in 2009 as the World Vegetable Center East and Southeast Asia, is located on the campus of Kasetsart University in Bangkok. Staff collaborate with university administration and researchers with the support of the Royal Thai Government. The office is the focal point for regional research and training and for the Center’s work with the People’s Republic of China.

The regional office addresses vegetable research and development in the region to improve nutrition and reduce poverty through hands-on training. The Center’s annual International Vegetable Training Course has been held for more than three decades; thousands of scientists across Asia have participated, enhancing their technical, scientific and managerial skills in vegetable production and marketing to contribute to the sustainable development of their countries.

The Center’s Research and Training Station is located on Kasetsart University’s Kamphaeng Saen Campus in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA UPDATE

Integrated tree, crop and livestock technologies to conserve soil and water, and sustain smallholder farmers’ livelihoods in Southeast Asian uplands

After reviewing the main causes and effects of land degradation and erosion in the uplands of mainland Southeast Asia, this chapter presents several case studies of recent land-use changes governed by economic, political and institutional transitions, the expansion of teak and rubber tree plantations in northern Laos and southwest China, respectively, and of monocropping coffee in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam.

Colors to honor the King

The World Vegetable Center, in collaboration with the Tropical Vegetable Research Center at Kasetsart University, will provide 250 seed kits and books to local farmers in remembrance of the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The kits will contribute towards his majesty's "New Theory in Agriculture" by providing high-quality vegetable seeds to create self-reliant farmers. Each kit contains 9 species of 7 different colors (with 7 unique nutrient profiles) to produce a beautiful, health-promoting garden, as well as a book on how to save the seed of each species.

Sampling the success of bitter gourd

Seed company breeders and researchers got a good close look at hundreds of bitter gourd breeding lines to choose the best.

Making wet compost to fertilize your home garden

This video demonstrates how to make wet compost, or compost tea, to use as fertilizer in your home garden (in Khmer).

World Vegetable Center
East and Southeast Asia
4th Floor, Research & Development Building
Kasetsart University
Bangkhen, Bangkok 10900
Thailand

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 1010 (Kasetsart)
Bangkok 10903
Thailand

Tel +66-2-9428686 or +66-2-9428687
Fax +66-2-9428688

Research & Training Station
Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus,
Kamphaeng Saen,
Nakhon Pathom 73140
Thailand

Tel +66-(0)-34-353-135
M +66-(0)-81-870-7618
Fax +66-(0)-34-351-537

Email
info-eastasia@worldveg.org

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STAFF

Fenton Beed, Regional Director
fenton.beed(at)worldveg.org

Narinder Dhillon, Vegetable Breeder – Cucurbits
narinder.dhillon(at)worldveg.org

Pepin Schreinemachers, Lead Specialist, Monitoring & Evaluation
pepijn.schreinemachers(at)worldveg.org

Shriniwas Gautam, Postdoctoral Scientist – Monitoring and Evaluation
shriniwas.gautam(at)worldveg.org

Antonio L. Acedo Jr., Postharvest Specialist
jun.acedo(at)worldveg.org

Marti Potorff, Postdoctoral Scientist, Plant Pathology
marti.potorff(at)wordlveg.org

Ratchada Thongkrailad, Finance Officer
ratchada.thongkrailad(at)worldveg.org

Kanokwan Rattanamung, Secretary
kanokwan.rattanamung(at)worldveg.org

Sunant Larpai, Finance and Admin Assistant
sunant.larpai(at)worldveg.org

Sorawit Limsiriwat, IT and Communication Assistant
sorawit.limsiriwat(at)worldveg.org

Sopana Yule, Research Assistant Entomology
sopana.yule(at)worldveg.org

Supannika Sanguansil, Research Assistant Breeding
supannika.sanguansil(at)worldveg.org

Supornpun Srimat, Research Assistant Breeding – Vegetable Breeder Cucurbits
supornpun.srimat(at)worldveg.org

Anna Marie Medrano-Bahala, Project Development Officer
anna.bahala(at)worldveg.org

Suwannee Laenoi, Assistant Specialist (Plant Breeding)
suwannee.laenoi(at)worldveg.org

Somchit Pruangwitayakun, Vegetable Research and Training Assistant
somchit.pruangwitayakun(at)worldveg.org

Chuanpit Khumsuwan, Technical Assistant Entomology
chuanpit.khumsuwan(at)worldveg.org

Radchada Kitdet, Office Assistant
radchada.kitdet(at)worldveg.org

Panalee Pooworakulchai, Technical Assistant – Vegetable Research
panalee.pooworakulchai(at)worldveg.org

Supisra Arayaphong, Research Assistant (IVTC)
supisra.arayaphong(at)worldveg.org

Vinant Paipun, Driver
Porntip Ratanapong, Office Helper
Seenual Poonoi, Janitor

Field Staff

Boonjan Khongbankhong
Daenpen Pornnapalai
Chinnakorn Pukyom
Sanan Rewthongchum
Thawankon Rewthongchum
Krum Sahray
Payom Sookpradit
Rhungphet Srongkraisin
Jan Onsiri
Rin Poungmaree

Thi Thu Ha To, Horticulturist and Project Coordinator
ha.to(at)worldveg.org

Stuart Brown, Project Manager, Deploying Vegetable Seed Kits to Tackle Malnutrition in Cambodia
stuart.brown(at)worldveg.org

Yong Yeng, Senior Agriculture Specialist, Deploying Vegetable Seed Kits to Tackle Malnutrition in Cambodia
yong.yeng(at)worldveg.org

Pong Samnang, Agriculture Specialist, Deploying Vegetable Seed Kits to Tackle Malnutrition in Cambodia
pong.samnang(at)worldveg.org

Ly Sereyrith, Provincial Coordinator, Deploying Vegetable Seed Kits to Tackle Malnutrition in Cambodia
sereyrith.ly(at)worldveg.org

Uon Bonnarith, Provincial Coordinator, Deploying Vegetable Seed Kits to Tackle Malnutrition in Cambodia
bonnarith.uon(at)worldveg.org