AFRICA

Project ends, but the good work continues

Participants in the five-year Hort4Nutrition Project highlighted the nutritional benefits of Africa’s traditional vegetables and engaged smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs in building markets for these valuable but underused crops.   

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ASIA

SEAVEG2019

The fourth edition of the Southeast Asia Vegetable Symposium attracted researchers across a spectrum of disciplines related to these essential food crops.

  • Yellow sticky trap in the field.

Trapped!

Hands-on training in the use of simple but effective insect traps offers Jharkhand farm communities a safe way to protect their crops.

Pyramiding genes to tackle TYLCV

Although India’s seed industry is well advanced in applying molecular technologies for plant breeding, there is still a lot of room to learn from the World Vegetable Center’s 40 years of experience in developing improved tomato lines.

IN BRIEF

2606, 2019

Processing tomatoes for plump profits!

India is the world’s second-largest tomato producer but processes less than 1% of its harvest. To ensure tomato growers, processors and consumers benefit from the best tomato fruit available, the World Vegetable Center shared two top-performing dual purpose (fresh market and processing) tomato breeding lines with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) on 24 June 2019 at GIC-India headquarters in Bengaluru.

1906, 2019

WorldVeg in Ethiopia

Her Excellency Aynalem Nigussie Ali, State Minister of Agriculture of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, graciously welcomed a WorldVeg delegation on 17 June 2019 in Addis Ababa to discuss opportunities for collaboration. The team conducted a scoping study to determine how best WorldVeg can contribute to the country's efforts to expand vegetable production. Horticulture is a major driver of the agricultural sector in Ethiopia, and the government is expanding small-scale irrigation with fruit, vegetables and tubers as major target crops. The country seeks to establish year-round production, reduce postharvest losses, and increase use of its rich biodiversity of nutrient-dense traditional vegetables.

VEGETABLES

Health.

Resilience.

Diversity.

RECENT RESEARCH

Dhillon NPS, Sanguansil S, Srimat S, Laenoi S, Schafleitner R, Pitrat M, and McCreight JD. 2019. Inheritance of resistance to cucurbit powdery mildew in bitter gourd. HortScience 54 (6): 1013-1016

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A HEALTHIER DJALE: With its emphasis on vegetable production skills and WASH (water-sanitation-hygiene), the Mali Scaling Project funded by USAID ensures essential nutrients reach children and young mothers who have the most to gain from a healthy diet.

See how the village of Djale is making the health and nutrition of residents a priority.

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