Participants in the five-year Hort4Nutrition Project highlighted the nutritional benefits of Africa’s traditional vegetables and engaged smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs in building markets for these valuable but underused crops.
Hands-on training in the use of simple but effective insect traps offers Jharkhand farm communities a safe way to protect their crops.
The 5th edition of Bitter Gourd Open Field Days showcased elite breeding lines of a popular Asian cucurbit.
Although India’s seed industry is well advanced in applying molecular technologies for plant breeding, there is still a lot of room to learn from the World Vegetable Center’s 40 years of experience in developing improved tomato lines.
Vegetable production is among the activities in USAID's new five-year commitment to advance agriculture for development in Mali.
Sobolo (Roselle drink)
- 100 g roselle calyces (dry)
- 40 g fresh ginger
- 5 g […]
India is the world’s second-largest tomato producer but processes less than 1% of its harvest. To ensure tomato growers, processors and consumers benefit from the best tomato fruit available, the World Vegetable Center shared two top-performing dual purpose (fresh market and processing) tomato breeding lines with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) on 24 June 2019 at GIC-India headquarters in Bengaluru.
Her Excellency Aynalem Nigussie Ali, State Minister of Agriculture of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, graciously welcomed a WorldVeg delegation on 17 June 2019 in Addis Ababa to discuss opportunities for collaboration. The team conducted a scoping study to determine how best WorldVeg can contribute to the country's efforts to expand vegetable production. Horticulture is a major driver of the agricultural sector in Ethiopia, and the government is expanding small-scale irrigation with fruit, vegetables and tubers as major target crops. The country seeks to establish year-round production, reduce postharvest losses, and increase use of its rich biodiversity of nutrient-dense traditional vegetables.