AFRICA

Tapping the potential

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

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

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RT @amizere We need more Malawians online as our Internet penetration is either 9 or 11%. We have Agronomists and the like who tweet from other African countries & so many who graduated from Bunda College of Agriculture since the 70s or so and today's and our hardworking small-scale farmers twitter.com/mkulimayoung/s…

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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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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

1501, 2020

Winning a grant for the greater good

This week at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference in San Diego, California, USA Illumina awarded Dr. Roland Schafleitner and the International Mungbean Improvement Network (IMIN) the 12th annual Illumina Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Grant for generating genomic resources for mungbean breeding, which contributes to food and nutrition security. The grant makes it possible to test new mapping approaches as an alternative to genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to reveal the genetic basis of important traits. Additionally, the IMIN will build capacity to maximize the use of genetic sequencing information in its breeding programs, specifically to use biodiverse germplasm for breeding and tracking important genetic traits. The IMIN, funded by the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research and coordinated by the World Vegetable Center, seeks to unlock the potential of mungbean to improve system productivity and livelihoods.

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.

VEGETABLES

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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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