A young farmer’s vision / Mungbean award / Seed for Svalbard
Taller, heavier, hungrier
Can global agriculture meet our demand for more food? As Body Mass Index (BMI) rises, expect a marked increase in global calorie requirements.
More than 700 samples of 23 vegetable species headed for storage in Svalbard, Norway.
van Zonneveld M, Rakha M, Tan SY, Chou YY, Chang CH, Yen JY, Schafleitner R, Nair R, Naito K, Solberg SØ. 2020. Mapping patterns of abiotic and biotic stress resilience uncovers conservation gaps and breeding potential of Vigna wild relatives. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 10:2111. PDF
Khoury, C.K.; Carver, D.; Barchenger, D.W.; Barboza, G.E.; van Zonneveld, M.; Jarret, R.; Bohs, L.; Kantar, M.; Uchanski, M.; Mercer, K.; Nabhan, G.P.; Bosland, P.W.; Greene, S.L. 2019. Modelled distributions and conservation status of the wild relatives of chile peppers (Capsicum L.). DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS. online. PDF
Shrestha RM, Schreinemachers P, Nyangmi MG, Sah M, Phuong J, Manandhar S, Yang RY. 2020. Home-grown school feeding: assessment of a pilot program in Nepal. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH. 20:28. PDF
Timler C, Alvarez S, DeClerck F, Remans R, Raneri J, Carmona NE, Mashingaidze N, Chatterjee SA, Chiang TW, Termote C, Yang RY, Descheemaeker K, Brouwer ID, Kennedy G, Tittonell PA, Groot JCJ. 2020. Exploring solution spaces for nutrition-sensitive agriculture in Kenya and Vietnam. AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS. 180:102774. PDF
Rani S, Schreinemachers P, Shah H. 2019. An exploration of the gendered effects of mechanical mungbean harvesting in Pakistan. GOMAL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF RESEARCH. 35(1):11-20. PDF
Kunwar S, Hsu YC, Lu SF, Wang JF, Jones JB, Hutton S, Paret M, Hanson P. 2019. Characterization of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) accessions for resistance to phylotype I and phylotype II strains of the Ralstonia solanacearum species complex under high temperatures. PLANT BREEDING. online. PDF
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- Grassroots communities produce certified onion seed in Cameroon: High-quality onion production begins with high-quality onion seed. The World Vegetable Center and the Commodity Value-Chain Development Support Project (PADFA) are working to improve onion seed systems in Cameroon by strengthening the capacity of farmers to produce certified onion seed.
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.
Tapping the economic and nutritional power of vegetables: Vegetables are increasingly recognized as essential for food and nutrition security. Vegetable consumption must be nurtured through a combination of supply-side interventions and behavioral change communication emphasizing the importance of eating vegetables for good nutrition and health.
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.
new dates! 8-12 November 2020
new dates to be announced
Power on Your Plate: An All-Africa Summit on Diversifying Food Systems with African Traditional Vegetables to Increase Health, Nutrition and Wealth
new dates to be announced
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
WORLDVEG IN THE NEWS
5 myths preventing progress in nutrition
Devex, 31 March 2020
New technology to grow seedlings in trays introduced by World Vegetable Center in Assam
Telegraph, India, 23 March 2020
BARI arranges field day and farmers’ gathering
Daily Asian Age, Bangladesh, 6 February 2020
Indian researchers show off resistant tomato
HortiDaily, 6 February 2020
Vegetable Investment to Increase Farmers’ Earnings
Daily News, Tanzania, 20 January 2020
World ‘faces 80% calorie increase by end of century’
BBC News, 23 December 2019
Malnutrition Hits The Obese As Well As The Underfed
National Public Radio, USA, 23 December 2019
Victor Afari-Sefa, Derek Barchenger, Kathy Chen, Lutz Depenbusch, Narinder Dhillon, Regine Kamga, Sorawit Limsiriwat, Vanna Liu, Maureen Mecozzi, Roland Schafleitner, Pepijn Schreinemachers, Maarten van Zonneveld, Marco Wopereis, 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)