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6-9 May 2019
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Healthier lives, more resilient livelihoods through greater diversity in what we grow and eat

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SEED CONSORTIA

Asia & Pacific Seed Association (APSA)-WorldVeg Vegetable Breeding Consortium

ANNUAL WORKSHOP
15-16 MAY 2019
WorldVeg Headquarters, Taiwan

 

Africa Vegetable Breeding Consortium

INAUGURAL WORKSHOP
11-12 MARCH 2019
WorldVeg Eastern and Southern Africa, Tanzania

ASIA

IN BRIEF

3108, 2018

Building links with local research institutions

On 1 August 2018, the World Vegetable Center and the College of Bioresources and Agriculture (CBA) of National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan signed a Memorandum of Agreement for further research collaborations. WorldVeg Director General Marco Wopereis and Prof. Huu-Sheng Lur, Dean, CBA-NTU, signed the agreement on behalf of the two institutions.

3008, 2018

Cameroon and WorldVeg strengthen ties

Cameroon’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) and the World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 16 August 2018, officially inking a partnership to work together on strengthening vegetable seed systems, mobilizing and training smallholders to produce certified onion seed, and increasing the supply of traditional African vegetables in the country.

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

RECENT RESEARCH

Sikirou, Rachidatou, Marie-Epiphane Eyinkitin Akinni Dossoumou, Bruno Zocli, Victor Afari-Sefa, Judith Honfoga, Komla Azoma, Jaw-rong Chen, Mathews L Paret, and Wubetu Legesse. 2018. First Report of Bacterial Wilt of Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus) Caused by Ralstonia solanacearum in Benin. PLANT DISEASE. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-07-18-1140-PDN.

Srinivasan, Ramasamy, Paola Sotelo, Mei-ying Lin, Heng Chhun Hy, Kang Sareth, and Sarika Sor. 2018. Development and Validation of an Integrated Pest Management Strategy for the Control of Major Insect Pests on Yard-Long Bean in Cambodia. CROP PROTECTION. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2018.10.015.

Thi, Minh Hang Bui, and Pepijn Schreinemachers. 2018. Livelihood Changes of Affected Households under Resource Scarcity: The Son La Hydropower Project in Vietnam. KASETSART JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.kjss.2018.08.004.

Mariyono, Joko, Hanik A Dewi, Putu B Daroini, Evy Latifah, Abu Z Zakariya, and Victor Afari-Sefa. 2018. Marketing Aspects of Vegetables: Comparative Study of Four Regions in East Java and Bali. JURNAL SOSIAL EKONOMI DAN KEBIJAKAN PERTANIAN. https://doi.org/10.21107/agriekonomika.v7i1.3410.

Naresh, Ponnam, Shih-wen Lin, Chen-yu Lin, Yen-wei Wang, Roland Schafleitner, Andrzej Kilian, and Sanjeet Kumar. 2018. Molecular Markers Associated to Two Non-Allelic Genic Male Sterility Genes in Peppers (Capsicum annuum L.). FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01343.

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.

HAVE YOU READ…

  • Strengthening AIRCA monitoring and evaluation systems (October 2018). Written by monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialists of the Association of International Research Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA), this paper aims to strengthening the M&E systems of individual centers within AIRCA by identifying experiences and best practices. It concludes with 10 key lessons for M&E systems.

  • Evaporative cooling technologies for improved vegetable storage in Mali. (August 2018) WorldVeg and the MIT D-Lab investigated the potential for non-electric evaporative cooling devices to address post-harvest vegetable storage challenges in rural Mali.

  • Mungbean production manual (April 2018) Basic methods for producing a valuable legume crop. In Urdu and English.
  • Vegetable Nursery and Tomato Seedling Management Guide (January 2018) The production of good quality seedlings is essential for higher yields and improved crop quality. This well-illustrated manual explains the process.

  • Tapping the economic and nutritional power of vegetables (September 2017) This groundbreaking review by Pepijn Schreinemachers, Emmy B. Simmons, and Marco Wopereis points to the urgent need for greater public and private investment in vegetable crop research. Global Food Security, 4 September 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2017.09.005

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