SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA

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World Vegetable Center
South and Central Asia
ICRISAT Campus, Patancheru 502324
Hyderabad, Telangana,
INDIA

Tel: +91-40-30713071
Fax: +91-40-30713074 / 75

Email:
info-sca@worldveg.org

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Overview

The South Asia office was established in 2006 on the campus of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) near Hyderabad, India.

South Asia is home to a large proportion of the world’s poor, most of whom live in rural areas. As poverty increases, diets often become less diverse and micronutrient malnutrition can increase as cheap starchy staples replace vegetables in diets. Vegetable production in South Asia has been virtually static for the last two decades and per capita availability has declined as populations have increased.

Despite India’s rapid economic growth, there are still 300 million people living below the poverty line and 75% of the poor live in rural areas. Per capita consumption of vegetables in India is only about 86 g/day, compared with FAO’s recommendation of 200 g/day. To improve the nutrition of rural families, vegetables production must be increased and better integrated into the region’s predominantly cereal-based farming systems. At the same time, the increasing demand for food from the urban poor living in megacities needs to be satisfied.

The South Asia team:

  • promotes home gardens and urban/peri-urban vegetable production and marketing for income generation, nutritional security, diet diversification and health
  • promotes good agricultural practices to safely produce vegetables under covered production systems
  • hosts the Center’s legume breeding program, focusing on improved varieties of mungbean and vegetable soybean, with additional work on cowpea and yard-long bean
  • identifies and introduces suitable vegetable lines to share with national partners for distribution

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STAFF

Name
Position
Email address
Nair, Ramakrishnan M.Regional Director/Global Plant Breeder - Legumesramakrishnan.nair(at)worldveg.org
Shaik, RehanaSenior Administrative Officerrehana.shaik(at)worldveg.org
Kotamarthi, NeerajaSenior Finance Officerneeraja.kotamarthi(at)worldveg.org
Mohammed AqilField Attendant-
Boddepalli, NareshScientific Officer – Legume Breedingnaresh.boddepalli(at)worldveg.org
Madhava, BinduScientist - Plant Physiologybindu.madhava(at)worldveg.org
Kumar RaviField Attendantravi.kumar(at)worldveg.org
Gadde Lakshmi, BharatField Attendantgl.bharath(at)worldveg.org
Pal, ArshadScientist- Postharvest Specialistarshad.pal(at)worldveg.org
Venkatapuram, AparnaSr. Administrative Associateaparna.venkatapuram(at)worldveg.org
MalleshOffice Assistant-
Kummari, SrinivasaraoSceintific Officersrinivasarao.kummari(at)worldveg.org
Miriyapalli, Abhilash Communication Officerabhilash.m(at)worldveg.org
Kumar DhineshSceintific Officer - DBT Projectdhinesh.kumar@worldveg.org
Lingannagari Neeraja Research Technician -DBT Projectneeraja.lingannagari@worldveg.org
Gaddam PragathiResearch Technician -DBT Projectpragathi.gaddam@worldveg.org
Jallipalli, KartheekSceintific Officer - GIC Projectkarteek.jallipalli(at)worldveg.org
Nagaraju, KumarSite Coordinator - Karnataka Projectkumar.nagaraju(at)worldveg.org
Kumar Pandey, VijoySceintific Officer - CInI Projectvijoy.pandey@worldveg.org
Anuj Kumar MahatoSceintific Officer - CInI Projectanujkumar.mahto@worldveg.org
Amarlapudi, PraveenTeam Leader - JOHAR Projectpraveen.amarlapudi(at)worldveg.org
Kaur, DevenderAgronomist/Pathologist  - JOHAR Projectdevender.kaur(at)worldveg.org
Bhoyar, MaheshScientific Officer - JOHAR Projectmahesh.bhoyar@worldveg.org
Das, BhimTechnical Officer  - JOHAR Projectbhim.das(at)worldveg.org
Bhunia, Manas Kumar Technical Officer  - JOHAR Projectmanaskumar.bhunia(at)worldveg.org
Kumar, BinitTechnical Officer  - JOHAR Projectbinit.kumar(at)worldveg.org
Mahato, Sheela Technical Officer  - JOHAR Projectsheela.mahato(at)worldveg.org
Kumar, Madan Technical Officer  - JOHAR Projectmadan.kumar(at)worldveg.org
Sharma,DeeptiAdministrative Officer  - JOHAR Projectdeepti.sharma(at)worldveg.org
Borthakur, Devajit Project Team Leader - APART Projectdevajit.borthakur(at)worldveg.org
Chakrovorty,Manoshi Horticulturist-Training - APART Projectmanoshi.chakrovorty(at)worldveg.org
Bhaskar, VinaySenior Horticulturist - APART Projectvinay.bhaskar@worldveg.org
Acharjee, SouradeepTechnical Officer - APART Projectsouradeep.acharjee(at)worldveg.org
Terangpi, RupmiliTechnical Officer - APART Projectrupmili.terangpi(at)worldveg.org
Goswami, RajkumarTechnical Officer- APART Projectrajkumar.goswami(at)worldveg.org
Miro DoleyTechnical Officer- APART Projectmiro.doley(at)worldveg.org
Angshuman BezbaruahTechnical Officer- APART Projectangshuman.bezbaruah@worldveg.org
Danswrang BasumataryTechnical Officer- APART Projectdanswrang.basumatary@worldveg.org
Saidov, Nurali (Uzbekistan)Consultantnurali.saidov(at)worldveg.org
Mavlyanova, Ravza (Uzbekistan)Consultantravza.mavlyanova(at)worldveg.org