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A young man’s vision

Plants are the inspiration and income the motivation for a young Ghanaian graduate to take up farming as a career.

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#Vegetables the inspiration, #income the motivation for Jude Adda, a young Ghanaian graduate, to take up #farming as a career. How is he faring? Find out in FRESH! bit.ly/2T306Za @YpardAfrica @KenaravaGroup @ghanagtlc @ASARECA @rodgers_kirwa @IITA_CGIAR @FeedtheFuture pic.twitter.com/DdyccIoif0

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ASIA

Gruene Woche!

Vegetables got a share of the spotlight during International Green Week in Berlin.

Pumpkin Open Field Day

The WorldVeg pumpkin breeding program’s ultimate goal is to offer farmers improved, disease-resistant varieties – and reach more consumers with this nutritious vegetable.

IN BRIEF

1501, 2020

Winning a grant for the greater good

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.

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

Health.

Resilience.

Diversity.

RECENT RESEARCH

van Zonneveld M, Rakha M, Tan SY,  Chou YY,  Chang CH,  Yen JY,  Schafleitner R, Nair R, Naito K, Solberg SØ. 2020. Mapping patterns of abiotic and biotic stress resilience uncovers conservation gaps and breeding potential of Vigna wild relatives. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 10:2111. PDF

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

Shrestha RM, Schreinemachers P, Nyangmi MG, Sah M, Phuong J, Manandhar S, Yang RY. 2020. Home-grown school feeding: assessment of a pilot program in Nepal. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH. 20:28.   PDF

Timler C, Alvarez S, DeClerck F, Remans R, Raneri J, Carmona NE, Mashingaidze N, Chatterjee SA, Chiang TW, Termote C, Yang RY, Descheemaeker K, Brouwer ID, Kennedy G, Tittonell PA, Groot JCJ. 2020. Exploring solution spaces for nutrition-sensitive agriculture in Kenya and Vietnam. AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS. 180:102774.   PDF

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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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