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How traditional African vegetables can strengthen food and nutrition security in Madagascar.

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RT @ColinKhoury Toward a global conservation strategy for cucurbits, hosted by the amazing @go_vegetables in Thailand. What an amazing family and equally amazing human beings. Honored to publish two recent works with WorldVeg doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.1… and doi.org/10.1111/DDI.13… #saveoursquash pic.twitter.com/IHMshWB8bp

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WORLDVEG IN THE NEWS

The wild relatives of major vegetables, needed for climate resilience, are in danger
Eureka Alert, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 13 December 2019

Importance of Protecting the World’s Agricultural Genetic Diversity
Borlaug Blog, 8 December 2019

Kalorienbedarf der Welt steigt durch schwerere Menschen
Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), 8 December 2019

Bright results of soybean projects
Panay News, 5 December 2019

WorldVeg plants 2266 accessions of Black Gram in Hyderabad
The Siasat Daily, 26 October 2019

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SEED CONSORTIA & NETWORKS

ASIA

What a GREAT Day!

Open Day 2019 at WorldVeg Headquarters drew thousands of curious and delighted visitors to enjoy fun, facts -- and vegetables!

Pumpkins with a history

Four generations of pumpkin producers in Myanmar hold the diversity needed to improve this valuable crop now and into the future.

Pesticide troubles in Southeast Asia

Pesticide misuse is a widespread problem in vegetable production systems in Southeast Asia.  Studies from the World Vegetable Center show the extent of the problem, identify drivers, and point at possible solutions.

IN BRIEF

2511, 2019

56th Meeting, WorldVeg Board of Directors

The World Vegetable Center Board of Directors held its 56th meeting from 11-20 November 2019 at WorldVeg headquarters in Taiwan.  The board expressed its profound gratitude to the Government of Taiwan for its tremendous support to WorldVeg in general and for the RIM project at WorldVeg Headquarters in Shanhua, Taiwan in particular. Board members endorsed a new research mobilization strategy consisting of three interactive tracks: (i) diversifying and expanding Center income; (ii) positioning WorldVeg as an ‘Open Science Center’; and (iii) establishing a strategic alliance with ‘One CGIAR’. Two new members were appointed to the board: Dr. A.K. Singh (India), Deputy Director General, Horticultural Science Division, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, and Dr. Gordon Rogers (Australia), CEO of Applied Horticultural Research.

111, 2019

MOU signed

The World Vegetable Center and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 30 October 2019 to guide future collaborations. WorldVeg Director General Marco Wopereis and ICAR DG Dr. S. Trilochan Mohapatra put their signatures on the document at the ICAR office in New Delhi.

VEGETABLES

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Resilience.

Diversity.

RECENT RESEARCH

Khoury, C.K.; Carver, D.; Barchenger, D.W.; Barboza, G.E.; van Zonneveld, M.; Jarret, R.; Bohs, L.; Kantar, M.; Uchanski, M.; Mercer, K.; Nabhan, G.P.; Bosland, P.W.; Greene, S.L. 2019. Modelled distributions and conservation status of the wild relatives of chile peppers (Capsicum L.). DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS. online. PDF

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

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