AFRICA

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.

CONFERENCES / SYMPOSIA

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

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RT @4SD_info Most current #FoodSystems are not working properly – to feed a growing population nutritiously and within planetary boundaries, food systems need a significant transformation. Stay tuned for the next #FoodSystemsDialogue in #NewDelhi on 11 November: foodsystemsdialogues.org #SDGs pic.twitter.com/GovnL4QzSR

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WORLDVEG IN THE NEWS

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

Scientists develop IPM method to combat tomato pest
The Siasat Daily, 25 October 2019

La diversité alimentaire prescrite aux enfants de moins d’un an (page 6)
L’oeil Sahel, 16 October 2019

How to create a successful postharvest center in 5 key steps
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture, 3 October 2019

UK aid to help protect one billion people from impact of extreme weather
UK Gov, 22 September 2019

Many players, one goal – the Green Innovation Centre in India
Rural 21, 2 September 2019

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ASIA

Open Day 2019!

The World Vegetable Center will open its headquarters campus to the public on Saturday, 7 December 2019. Mark your calendar and tell your neighbors and friends!

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.

IN BRIEF

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.

2310, 2019

Representing the USA in Taiwan

A delegation from the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) led by Director W. Brent Christensen visited WorldVeg headquarters on 23 October 2019. Although Director Christensen has held several senior positions in the US Foreign Service related to Taiwan over a 29-year period, this was his first visit to WorldVeg -- and HQ staff memebers were delighted to introduce him and his team to the wonderful world of vegetables. Director Christensen was accompanied by Taipei office colleagues Mark Petry, Agricultural Section Chief; Sheree Chang-Chien, Economic Specialist; and Jewel Huang, Information Assistant; and from the AIT Kaoshiung office, Matthew O’Connor, Branch Chief; Peter McSharry, Public Affairs Officer; and Vivian Chu, IRC Assistant. The visitors were briefed on WorldVeg activities by Director of Communications Maureen Mecozzi and took a tour of the Genebank with Deputy Directors-General David Johnson (Research) and Yin-fu Chang (Administration and Services). At the Demonstration Garden, the visitors planted trees (hoop pine, moringa, sesbania, and mahogany) to begin “The AIT Grove” – a symbol of a strong ongoing partnership with the US to support research for development worldwide. Reporters from Taiwan’s FTV were on hand to film the visit.

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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