AFRICA

54th Board Meeting brings members to the field

Board members toured the regional office campus and learned first-hand about initiatives to develop solar dryers for vegetables, innovations in below-ground grafting chambers, and vegetable business hubs to engage young people in horticultural production.

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SEED CONSORTIA

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WORLDVEG IN THE NEWS

The Rediscovered Food Initiative Empowers Communities With Neglected Crops
Food Tank – 30 April 2019

A Community Bands Together to Improve Nutrition
Feed the Future – Medium, 30 April 2019

Workshop on “Improved Technologies of Carrot Root & Seed Production” Held in Hisar
Krishijagran, 25 April 2019

Consumption of African Indigenous Vegetables is Low in Africa
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, 18 March 2019

DISCOVER TRADITIONAL VEGETABLES

ASIA

Making agriculture smarter

To protect consumers and the environment, it's time to take a more thoughtful and efficient approach to food production across Asia.

Having a Field Day

Representatives from Taiwan's seed companies, universities and research institutes exchanged perspectives and progress in breeding research.

IN BRIEF

3005, 2019

Is there a doctor in the house?

Yes! Congratulations to Dr. Never Mwambela, former WorldVeg Eastern and Southern Africa staff, who received her PhD from the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology on 25 April 2019 for her thesis “Occurrence, Seasonal Variation and Management of Tomato Leafminer (Tuta absoluta Meyrick.) in Tanzania” and Dr. Sopana Yule, WorldVeg East and Southeast Asia, who was awarded a PhD for her work on “Whitefly transmission of tomato yellow leaf curl virus and integrated management for beating the virus in tomato” on 7 May 2019 from Kasetsart University, Thailand. Their research was conducted in the WorldVeg Safe and Sustainable Value Chains flagship, under the guidance of Flagship Leader Dr. Srinivasan Ramasamy.

1404, 2019

Forging strong links in Tanzania

A World Vegetable Center delegation—Board member Lindiwe Sibanda, Director General Marco Wopereis, and Flagship Leader Healthy Diets and Officer-in-Charge for WorldVeg’s Regional Center for Eastern and Southern Africa Ralph Roothaert—visited Dodoma, Tanzania from 11-12 April 2019. On the 11th, the delegation met with the Director General of the Tanzanian Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), Dr. Geoffrey Mkamilo, and staff at TARI headquarters in Dodoma to discuss opportunities for enhanced collaboration. On the 12th, the delegation met with the Minister for Agriculture of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Japhet N. Hasunga, and the Permanent Secretary for Agriculture, Eng. Mathew J. Mtigumwe.

Vegetables are humankind’s most affordable source of vitamins and minerals needed for good health

RECENT RESEARCH

Sehgal, A.; Sita, K.i; Siddique, K.H.M.; Kumar, R.; Bhogireddy, S.; Varshney, R.K.; HanumanthaRao, B.; Nair, R.M.; Prasad, P.V.V.; Nayyar, H. 2018. Drought or/and heat-stress effects on seed filling in food crops: Impacts on functional biochemistry, seed yields, and nutritional quality. FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE. 9:1705.

My Success

No water? Grow vegetables!

The Mafichoni Garden Group isn't about to let a scarce water supply get in the way of growing nutritious food for their families and neighbors.

They like it!

Lilian's children wouldn't eat the food she cooked. Now she grows vegetables that aren’t bitter, changed her cooking style, and has the kids eating healthy leafy greens every day.

  • Robina's students are learning to grow their own vegetables.

Home gardens, healthy children, happy parents

School Principal Robina teaches her young students to grow vegetables and cook them for school lunch. The children are noticeably healthier, which has made her school very popular among parents.

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The VINESA Project: Access to Markets

Farmers are forming groups, learning how to grow, harvest and deliver quality produce for high-value markets, and finding new markets to tap through the VINESA project.

The VINESA Project: DIVERSIFYING DIETS

When people in Tanzania began producing vegetables for market sale through the VINESA project, many decided to include them in their own meals. Local diets are now more diverse and nutritious.

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