Onions now smell different in Odisha

Rotten onions stink, and in the past any Indian farmer who kept his crop for months after harvest was all too familiar with the smell.  But thanks to a WorldVeg project in the eastern state of Odisha, India, farmers who keep their onions now experience the sweet smell of success and the promise of much higher incomes.

2017-09-15T01:17:01+00:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: Articles, SEP2017, South Asia|Tags: , |

Seeing is believing in WorldVeg bitter gourd fields

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) cucurbit team proudly displayed 400 bitter gourd breeding lines plus another 400 bitter gourd F1 hybrids and early stage products of recurrent selection during Bitter Gourd Open Field Days from 14-30 August 2017 at the World Vegetable Center East and Southeast Asia Research and Training Station, located on the campus of Kasetsart University in Kamphaeng Saen, Thailand.

2017-09-11T00:22:31+00:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Articles, East and Southeast Asia, SEP2017|Tags: , , |

New office established in Benin

Cotonou, Benin -- The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) signed an agreement today with the Benin Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MFAC) to establish a regional office in the country to serve the horticulture sector in coastal West Africa. The signing took place at MFAC headquarters in Cotonou, where MFAC Secretary General, Ambassador Marc Hermanne Araba signed the agreement with WorldVeg Director General Marco Wopereis. The new office—World Vegetable Center West and Central Africa – Coastal and Humid Regions—is the Center’s fifth regional base worldwide and its third in Africa. It is located on the campus of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Abomey-Calavi, Benin.

2017-09-13T01:15:06+00:00August 28th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Briefing, In Brief, SEP2017, West and Central Africa - Coastal and Humid Regions|