The World Vegetable Center Liaison Office in Cameroon organized an onion field day in the North region of Cameroon at Baila on 21 February 2017 in collaboration with the Commodity Value-Chain Development Support Project (PADFA). -- MORE --
Pakistan has annual rainfall of only 260 mm—an ideal area for producing onion seed. Yet onion growers in Balochistan often have difficulty obtaining good quality seed. WorldVeg is addressing the need. -- MORE --
Gender inequality in smallholder onion (Allium cepa l.) production in the far north region of Cameroon
Onion is perceived to be a “man’s crop” in the study region with only 22 percent of onion producers being women. Women mentioned difficulties in acquiring land and storage facilities as the main constraints to successful onion production.
Facilitated by AVRDC and with assistance from the Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) in Quetta, a group of ten farmers decided to do something about a lack of good quality onion seed by setting up a joint venture for onion seed production.