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From trainee to model farmer
Pius Wilbard sharpened his crop production skills through Farmer Field Schools hosted by the Africa RISING project in Tanzania, and saw his income rise as a result.
Dr. Heslon Gabriel Rugalema to guide Eastern and Southern Africa operations for the World Vegetable Center.
Namisy A, Chen J-R, Prohens J, Metwally E, Elmahrouk M, Rakha M. 2019. Screening cultivated eggplant and wild relatives for resistance to bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum). AGRICULTURE. 9(7):157. PDF
Dinssa FF, Hanson P, Ledesma DR, Minja R, Mbwambo O, Tilya MS, Stoilova T. 2019. Yield of vegetable amaranth in diverse Tanzanian production environments. HORTTECHNOLOGY. 29(4):516-527. PDF
Baliki G, Brück T, Schreinemachers P, Uddin Md N. 2019. Long-term behavioural impact of an integrated home garden intervention: evidence from Bangladesh. FOOD SECURITY. Online. PDF
de Sousa K, van Zonneveld M, Holmgren M, Kindt R, Ordoñez JC. 2019. The future of coffee and cocoa agroforestry in a warmer Mesoamerica. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 9:8828. PDF
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Dhillon NPS, Sanguansil S, Srimat S, Laenoi S, Schafleitner R, Pitrat M, and McCreight JD. 2019. Inheritance of resistance to cucurbit powdery mildew in bitter gourd. HortScience 54 (6): 1013-1016
HAVE YOU READ…
Connecting genebanks to farmers in East Africa through the distribution of vegetable seed kits: Genebanks explore new partnerships with farmers and other user groups to provide smallholder farmers in Africa with better access to crop diversity for improved nutrition.
International vegetable breeding: A strategy to create development impact at scale. This document reflects the current thinking within the World Vegetable Center on how our breeding research can contribute to realizing the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods.
Counting the beans: quantifying the adoption of improved mungbean varieties in South Asia and Myanmar: The adoption of improved varieties is an important indicator of the effectiveness of agricultural research. This study quantified the adoption of improved mungbean (Vigna radiata (L). Wilczek) varieties and agricultural practices in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Pakistan using an expert elicitation approach
Annual Report 2018: The World Vegetable Center invites you to view our progress and projects for the year!
Impact Report on the Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiatives of RDA (Rural Development Administration): Update on activities from our partner in Korea.
31 October – 2 November 2019
10-14 November 2019
20-21 November 2019
15-19 March 2020
San Juan, Argentina
4 – 7 May 2020
7 – 9 May 2020
Power on Your Plate: An All-Africa Summit on Diversifying Food Systems with African Traditional Vegetables to Increase Health, Nutrition and Wealth
25-28 May 2020
POWER ON YOUR PLATE: An All-Africa Summit on Diversifying Food Systems with African Traditional Vegetables to Increase Health, Nutrition and Wealth
25-28 May 2020
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UK Gov, 22 September 2019
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Rural 21, 2 September 2019
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19 August 2019
AIRCA Newsletter #9
19 August 2019
Eco architect Bill Bensley on his wild Asian luxury resorts that challenge how hospitality is built
South China Morning Post, 13 August 2019
A proposal on sustainable improvement of rural livelihoods through vegetable cultivation and value addition was approved by the Ministry of Panchayat Raj and Drinking Water Department, Government of Odisha, India on 20 September 2019. The World Vegetable Center will work with the Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM) to introduce vegetable seed hubs and protected cultivation methods, improve nursery production practices, adopt postharvest practices to reduce losses and increase value addition, and strengthen value chains for tomato, chili, onion and eggplant. WorldVeg Plant Physiologist Dr. Bindumadhava HanumanthaRao will be the project’s principal investigator. More than 65% of Odisha’s population depends on agriculture for their livelihoods. Small-scale farmers make up 90% of the state’s farming community, with average landholdings of 1.15 hectares.
PVL Bharathi, Jessica Baidoo, Paola Sotelo Cardona, Takemore Chagomoka (Seed Co.), Kathy Chen, Dickson Desire, Narinder Dhillon, Fekadu Dnissa, Inviolate Dominick, Judith Honfoga, Miyuki Iiyama (MAFF), Hannah Jaenicke (ZEF), Wubetu Bihon Legesse, Vanna Liu, James Mayer (Oregon State University), Jim McCreight (USDA), Raphael Mallogo, Maureen Mecozzi, Sognigbe N’Danikou, Justus Ochieng, Abhay Kumar Pandey, Pepijn Schreinemachers, Wolfram Spreer, Abdul Rasheed War, Marco Wopereis, Sopana Yule, Paul Alhassan Zaato.
Support for World Vegetable Center activities provided by project donors and the following strategic long-term donors:
- Republic of China (ROC)
- UK aid
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)