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SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA

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

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

info-southasia(at)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

SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA UPDATE

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Revisiting World Vegetable Center activities in Central Asia and the Caucasus will help determine the reach and impact of improved varieties released by countries across the region.

Training for South Asia’s seed companies

In early 2018, seed company representatives attended a needs assessment at WorldVeg and set out a priority list of training topics. In response, WorldVeg South Asia organized three courses to address their training requirements.

STAFF

Name
Position
Email address
Ramasamy, SrinivasanActing Regional Director, South / Central Asiasrinivasan.ramasamy(at)worldveg.org
Nair, Ramakrishnan M.Global Plant Breeder - Legumes; Officer-in-Chargeramakrishnan.nair(at)worldveg.org
Spreer, WolframProduction Horticulturistwolfram.spreer(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
Lakshmi, BharathiTraining Coordinatorbharathi.lakshmi(at)worldveg.org
Bharati Sarkar, LucyScientific Officer - Seed Production lucy.bharatisarkar(at)worldveg.org
Venkatapuram, AparnaSr. Administrative Associateaparna.venkatapuram(at)worldveg.org
MalleshOffice Assistant-
Pandey, Abhay KScientist – Pathologyabhaykumar.pandey(at)worldveg.org
War, Abdul RasheedScientist - Entomologyabdulrasheed.war(at)worldveg.org
Kummari, SrinivasaraoSceintific Officersrinivasarao.kummari(at)worldveg.org
Miriyapalli, Abhilash Communication Officerabhilash.m(at)worldveg.org
Jallipalli, KartheekSceintific Officer - GIC Projectkarteek.jallipalli(at)worldveg.org
Ayodyapuram, Srikanth Reddy Research Technician -WorldVeg-ATGCayodya.srikanth(at)worldveg.org
Kontham, ManjulaResearch Technician - BMZ-GIZ-R-D-P manjulahemanth994@gmail.com
Buragohain, Priyakshi PhD studentpriyakshi.buragohain(at)worldveg.org
Nagaraju, KumarSite Coordinator - Karnataka Projectkumar.nagaraju(at)worldveg.org
Kumar Pandey, VijoySceintific Officer - CInI Projectvijoy.pandey@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
YashwardhanTechnical Officer  - JOHAR Projectyashwardhan(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
Das, TwaritaTechnical Officer - APART Projecttwarita.das(at)worldveg.org
Datta, PorismitaTechnical Officer - APART Projectporismita.dutta(at)gmail.com
Pegu, SheljaTechnical Officer - APART Projectshelja.pegu(at)worldveg.org
Mavlyanova, Ravza (Uzbekistan)Consultantravza.mavlyanova(at)worldveg.org
Saidov, Nurali (Uzbekistan)Consultantnurali.saidov(at)worldveg.org