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Selected reports in various media highlighting the work of AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center and partners:


Bracing For Climate Change in Central Asia
CAC Newsletter, March 2015

Regional vegetable R&D for food security
Vientiane Times, Laos, 26 March 2015

“Laat de Groene Revolutie volgen door een Groenterevolutie”
IPS, 3 March 2015 (Dutch)

Feed the World in 2015…and Nourish it, too
Resource Magazine, March – April 2015, p. 10

Smallholder vegetable growers should seek high value market opportunities
Appropriate Technology Vol. 41 No. 4


How vegetable seeds are leading to growth in nutrition and the economy
GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition) http://www.gainhealth.org/

From seed to sales
Appropriate Technology, Vol. 41 No. 3

Feed the World (an interview with AVRDC Genebank Manager Andreas Ebert)
International Innovation, 2 October 2014

Tanzania’s youth brace for booming vegetable farming
Coastweek, 29 September 2014

Youth express optimism over vegetable farming training
IPP Media, 23 September 2014

Vegetable pre-breeding vital for global food security
Fresh Fruit Portal, 23 September 2014

Indigenous plants, fruits and vegetables could be key to human nutrition in the future
Melbourne Herald Sun, 23 August 2014

Yaegl people, Macquarie Uni combine to give bush medicine a boost
The Australian, 19 August 2014

Veggie Diet
RN ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 19 August 2014

Forget tomatoes and carrots: why indigenous vegetables and fruits should be on the Australian dinner plate
ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 18 August 2014

How Vegetables Can Save the World
Huffington Post, 5 August 2014

Climate Tough Crops Help Counter Food Insecurity: Future Food Security in a Warming Planet
Audio: http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/20143969
Radio New Zealand, 3 August 2014

Investigan el potencial hortícola en El Trifinio
La Prensa Grafica, 23 June 2014

The AVRDC Genebank
Asian Seed, 20(2):22-23, June 2014

Bitter gourd for diabetes management
The Hindu, 21 March 2014

Support for sustainable crops
Solomon Star, 3 March 2014

Nourishing the world requires women at the forefront of agriculture
New Agriculturalist, January 2014

From Genebank to Dinner Table
Taiwan Review, January 2014 issue

101 organizations to watch in 2014
Food Tank, 1 January 2014


Tanzania kunufaika na mradi wa Mbogamboga mashuleni
(Tanzania to benefit from the project Vegetables Go to School)
Dewiji Blog, 29 November 2013

Food Security: An Urban Issue
The Guardian, December 2013

A fresh look forward…AVRDC at 40!
7 November 2013, SNV

Capsicum variety trial day held
9 October 2013, Solomon Star News

Food Waste: Key to Ending World Hunger
16 September 2013, Forbes

25 Indigenous Fruits and Vegetables Promoting Health All Over the World
28 August 2013, Food Tank

Project to find a best tomato
26 August 2013,  Solomon Star News

Could city farming be a solution for Bangkok’s urban poor?
10 August 2013, Christian Science Monitor

Time to explore the native veggie
21 May 2013, Rural 21

New US-sponsored project to help modernize Pakistan’s agriculture
12 March 2013, Pakistan Observer

2 Disease-Fighting Superfoods You Should be Eating
8 March 2013, VegNews magazine

Fighting malnutrition with the help of vitamins and vegetables
22 February 2013, Deutsche Welle, Germany

Food Tank partners with AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center
6 February 2013, FoodTank, USA



Onslaught pushes for higher veggie consumption in Philippines
21 September 2012, OnslaughtBlog

Grafting hardier, more nutritious vegetables
20 September 2012, IRIN News (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)

Tacking Malnutrition: the ‘Other’ Olympic Legacy for London 2012
11 August 2012, Huffington Post

Update on Eastern and Southern Africa Project 
2 July 2012, Africa Rising

Agricultural innovation: The missing link to feed the planet
27 June 2012, Strategic Review, Indonesia

Common ground for growth of Asia’s seed sector
25 May 2012, Seed Quest

Open Day 2012 
19 May 2012, China Review News, Taiwan

Mapping urban Farming in Thailand
16 May 2012, IRIN UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Drumsticks to beat malnutrition 
29 April 2012, Sunday Observer, Sri Lanka

The edamame industry in Taiwan 
1 March 2012, Taiwan Panorama, Taiwan

A bittersweet vegetable for diabetics
15 March 2012, The Hindu, India

FAO participates in regional symposium on high-value vegetable in Southeast Asia
23 February 2012, FAO IPM

Five foods that will change the world
15 February 2012, Readers’ Digest, UK

ADFC conducts training course on vegetable grafting
31 January 2012, Kaleej Times, United Arab Emirates