Pumpkins with a history / Rooting for amaranth / Tapping the potential of traditional vegetables
Pesticide troubles in Southeast Asia
Pesticide misuse is a widespread problem in vegetable production systems in Southeast Asia. Studies from the World Vegetable Center show the extent of the problem, identify drivers, and point at possible solutions.
As Body Mass Index (BMI) rises, expect a marked increase in global calorie requirements.
Researchers, farmers and other stakeholders recognize that Africa's diverse climatic zones can be production powerhouses for indigenous vegetable crops such as amaranth.
Remarks presented by World Vegetable Center Director General Marco Wopereis during the 2019 World Food Prize Borlaug International Symposium, 16 October 2019, Des Moines, Iowa USA.
Agriculture is vital to the Central Asian country's economy; knowledge dissemination strengthens farmers' capacity to manage pests, risks, and crops.
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
Kenyon, L. 2019. VI International Symposium on Tomato Diseases. CHRONICA HORTICULTURAE. 59(3):45-46.
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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Modelled distributions and conservation status of the wild relatives of chile peppers (Capsicum L.) Crop wild relatives of chile—the wild progenitors and closely related species to cultivated plants—provide vital agronomic and nutritional traits for crop improvement. It’s important to know as much as possible about their geographic distribution, climate adaptation, resistance to pests and diseases and other characteristics to address emerging and projected future challenges in chile production.
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
15-19 March 2020
San Juan, Argentina
23-27 March 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
WORLDVEG IN THE NEWS
The wild relatives of major vegetables, needed for climate resilience, are in danger
Eureka Alert, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 13 December 2019
Importance of Protecting the World’s Agricultural Genetic Diversity
Borlaug Blog, 8 December 2019
Kalorienbedarf der Welt steigt durch schwerere Menschen
Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), 8 December 2019
Bright results of soybean projects
Panay News, 5 December 2019
WorldVeg plants 2266 accessions of Black Gram in Hyderabad
The Siasat Daily, 26 October 2019
This week at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference in San Diego, California, USA Illumina awarded Dr. Roland Schafleitner and the International Mungbean Improvement Network (IMIN) the 12th annual Illumina Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Grant for generating genomic resources for mungbean breeding, which contributes to food and nutrition security. The grant makes it possible to test new mapping approaches as an alternative to genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to reveal the genetic basis of important traits. Additionally, the IMIN will build capacity to maximize the use of genetic sequencing information in its breeding programs, specifically to use biodiverse germplasm for breeding and tracking important genetic traits. The IMIN, funded by the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research and coordinated by the World Vegetable Center, seeks to unlock the potential of mungbean to improve system productivity and livelihoods.
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)