|Tag: USAID

Consulting Cambodian stakeholders

AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center initiated the Cambodia component of the five-country USAID-funded project “Deploying vegetable seed kits to tackle malnutrition” through a Consultation Workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 10-11 August 2015. Representatives from USAID, internationally funded agricultural projects, Cambodian national and provincial agricultural institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector participated in the workshop, providing guidance, perspective and recommendations for implementation.

2016-10-22T04:51:22+00:00August 28th, 2015|Categories: East and Southeast Asia, In Brief|Tags: , , , |

AGROW Awards

The 2015 Standard Chartered AGROW Awards took note of the outstanding work of AVRDC partners and participating farmers in a ceremony on 2 August 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The prestigious nationwide award promotes agricultural innovators and contributions to the sector in seven categories. BRAC, an NGO in Bangladesh and a partner with AVRDC and the International Potato Center (CIP) in the USAID Horticulture Project, received the “Best Associated Organisation in Support and Execution” award. Lal Teer Seed Ltd., which has worked with AVRDC researchers on several initiatives, was awarded as the “Best Associated Organisation in Innovation and Research.” The awards go to individuals as well as organizations: Two farmers participating in the USAID Horticulture Project received awards: Reshma Begum, Mohirn Village, Bagharpara Upazilla, Jessore District, for her sweetpotato nursery, and Bellal Hossain, Laxmipur Village, Bagharpara Upazilla, Jessore District, for his work in tomato production. Matia Chowdhury, Minister of Agriculture, presented the awards.

2015-08-11T06:21:42+00:00August 11th, 2015|Categories: In Brief, South Asia|Tags: , , |