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Colors to honor the King

The World Vegetable Center, in collaboration with the Tropical Vegetable Research Center at Kasetsart University, will provide 250 seed kits and books to local farmers in remembrance of the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The kits will contribute towards his majesty's "New Theory in Agriculture" by providing high-quality vegetable seeds to create self-reliant farmers. Each kit contains 9 species of 7 different colors (with 7 unique nutrient profiles) to produce a beautiful, health-promoting garden, as well as a book on how to save the seed of each species.

2016-12-01T04:51:12+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Categories: East and Southeast Asia, In Brief|Tags: , , |

Impact and cost-effectiveness of women’s training in home gardening and nutrition in Bangladesh

This study quantifies the impact and cost-effectiveness of training poor rural women in Bangladesh in home gardening and nutrition. We find that the intervention significantly (p < 0.01) increased vegetable production (+16.5 g/person/day), vegetable consumption and the micronutrient supply from the garden.

2016-10-22T04:50:17+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Categories: Recent Research, South Asia|Tags: , , , |

Impact of nutritional perceptions of traditional African vegetables on farm household production decisions: A case study of smallholders in Tanzania

Smallholders tend to grow more traditional vegetables than larger-farm operators. Thus, more attention should be given to reducing production and its associated transaction costs by ensuring timely access to quality certified seeds, ensuring optimal use of inputs and increasing labour productivity, particularly for smallholders.

2016-10-22T04:50:54+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Categories: Recent Research|Tags: , , , , |