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From trainee to model farmer

Farmer Pius Wilbard sharpened his crop production skills and increased his income through Farmer Field Schools hosted by the Africa RISING project in Tanzania.

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Healthier lives, more resilient livelihoods through greater diversity in what we grow and eat

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SEED CONSORTIA & NETWORKS

ASIA

Learning how to screen

A group of young plant pathologists attended a two-week training course at WorldVeg headquarters to immerse themselves in best practices for sample collection and pest and disease diagnosis.

What is a vegetable?

Ever tried to come up with a definition of vegetables? Esteemed WorldVeg researchers give it a try.

IN BRIEF

410, 2019

New prospects for Odisha

A proposal on sustainable improvement of rural livelihoods through vegetable cultivation and value addition was approved by the Ministry of Panchayat Raj and Drinking Water Department, Government of Odisha, India on 20 September 2019. The World Vegetable Center will work with the Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM) to introduce vegetable seed hubs and protected cultivation methods, improve nursery production practices, adopt postharvest practices to reduce losses and increase value addition, and strengthen value chains for tomato, chili, onion and eggplant. WorldVeg Plant Physiologist Dr. Bindumadhava HanumanthaRao will be the project’s principal investigator.  More than 65% of Odisha’s population depends on agriculture for their livelihoods. Small-scale farmers make up 90% of the state’s farming community, with average landholdings of 1.15 hectares.

VEGETABLES

Health.

Resilience.

Diversity.

RECENT RESEARCH

Dinssa FF, Hanson P, Ledesma DR, Minja R, Mbwambo O, Tilya MS, Stoilova T. 2019. Yield of vegetable amaranth in diverse Tanzanian production environments. HORTTECHNOLOGY. 29(4):516-527. PDF

de Sousa K, van Zonneveld M, Holmgren M, Kindt R, Ordoñez JC. 2019. The future of coffee and cocoa agroforestry in a warmer Mesoamerica. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 9:8828. PDF

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 LOOK AT WORLDVEG: Taiwan’s Dai-TV produced this short introduction to the work and staff of the World Vegetable Center as part of a “Dai Journal” program aired on 8 September 2019.

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