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SOUTH 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 ASIA UPDATE

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Raising hybrid seedlings is expensive; to be profitable, a nursery owner must convert every seed into a healthy seedling. Tomato producers in Madanapalle are adopting best nursery practices promoted by WorldVeg.

East Asia visits South Asia

Mungbean research collaboration across Asia was recently strengthened by the visit of two high-level delegations from China and Vietnam to WorldVeg South Asia in Hyderabad

STAFF

Name
Position
Email address
Easdown, WarwickRegional Director, South Central Asiawarwick.easdown(at)worldveg.org
Nair, Ramakrishnan M.Legume Breedingramakrishnan.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 boy
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 Officerkarteek.jallipalli(at)worldveg.org
Babu Srikanth Project Site Coordinator srikanth.babu(at)worldveg.org
Ayodyapuram, Srikanth Reddy Research Technicianayodya.srikanth(at)worldveg.org
Buragohain, Priyakshi PhD studentpriyakshi.buragohain(at)worldveg.org
AcharjeeSouradeepsouradeep.acharjee(at)worldveg.org
Dubey, Ramashraya Sceintific Officerramashraya.dubey(at)worldveg.org
Amarlapudi, PraveenTeam Leader praveen.amarlapudi(at)worldveg.org
Kaur, DevenderAgronomist/Pathologist devender.kaur(at)worldveg.org
Das, BhimTechnical Officer bhim.das(at)worldveg.org
Bhunia, Manas Kumar Technical Officer manaskumar.bhunia(at)worldveg.org
YashwardhanTechnical Officer yashwardhan(at)worldveg.org
Kumar, BinitTechnical Officer binit.kumar(at)worldveg.org
Mahato, Sheela Technical Officer sheela.mahato(at)worldveg.org
Kumar, Madan Technical Officer madan.kumar(at)worldveg.org
Sharma,DeeptiAdministrative Officer deepti.sharma(at)worldveg.org
Sarika, SwarnaScientific Officerswarna.sarika(at)worldveg.org
Pradhan, Bipin BihariResearch Technicianbipinbihari.pradhan(at)worldveg.org
Mohanta, Pintu Kumar,Research Technicianpintukumar.mohanta(at)worldveg.org
Sahoo, Pradipta KumarResearch Techniciansahoo.pradipta222(at)gmail.com
Nagaraju, KumarSite Coordinator kumar.nagaraju(at)worldveg.org
Borthakur, Devajit Project Team Leader devajit.borthakur(at)worldveg.org
Chakrovorty,Manoshi Horticulturist-Training manoshi.chakrovorty(at)worldveg.org
Terangpi, RupmiliTechnical Officer rupmili.terangpi(at)worldveg.org
Goswami, RajkumarTechnical Officer rajkumar.goswami(at)worldveg.org
Das, TwaritaTechnical Officer twarita.das(at)worldveg.org
Datta, PorismitaTechnical Officer porismita.dutta(at)gmail.com
Pegu, SheljaTechnical Officer shelja.pegu(at)worldveg.org
Mavlyanova, Ravza (Uzbekistan)Consultantravza.mavlyanova(at)worldveg.org
Saidov, Nurali (Uzbekistan)Consultantnurali.saidov(at)worldveg.org