|Tag: Vietnam

Invigorating nutrition through home gardens in Vietnam

To enhance availability of vegetables to ethnic communities (Thai, H’mong, Tay, Ede, Jo Jrai, and Kinh) in Vietnam’s Northwest and Central Highlands, the World Vegetable Center conducted six Trainer of Trainers courses and two Farmer Field Schools to create awareness about nutrition and health issues, and to help residents start home gardens and learn cultivation techniques for diverse vegetable crops. -- MORE --

2017-02-16T05:59:23+00:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles, FRESH, JAN2017|Tags: , , , |

New project for Southeast Asia

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center recently received funding from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan for a three-year project, "Selection of tropically-adapted lines of vegetables to improve productivity of the vegetable value chain in Southeast Asia." Vietnam and Myanmar are the target countries. Project collaborators include the Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute (FAVRI), Hanoi, and the Vegetable and Fruit Research and Development Center (VFRDC): Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Department of Agriculture (MOAI-DOA), Myanmar. This project focuses on chili pepper, pumpkin, bitter gourd and tomato, which were selected because of their commercial importance in Southeast Asia and the success of AVRDC’s tropically adapted inbred lines.

2016-10-22T04:51:25+00:00July 24th, 2015|Categories: In Brief|Tags: , , , |