stories from the January 2017 issue of FRESH

APSA and WorldVeg sign agreement

The Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA) and the World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) signed an agreement on 7 December 2016 in Bangkok for the development and testing of new climate-versatile tomatoes, peppers and cucurbits. The “APSA and World Vegetable Center Consortium” agreement was signed by APSA Executive Director Heidi Gallant and WorldVeg Director General Marco Wopereis. Representatives of leading seed and plant breeding enterprises, including Chia Tai, Lion Seeds, Dynamic Seeds, EastWest Seed and Kasetsart University attended the signing. -- MORE --

2017-02-16T05:59:21+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Categories: Articles, East and Southeast Asia, In Brief, JAN2017, Latest News|Tags: |

Departures from WorldVeg East and Southeast Asia

WorldVeg East and Southeast Asia / Oceania bid farewell to four valued staff members that are pursuing new opportunities in agricultural research and beyond. We wish them success in their new careers!

  • To Thi Thua Ha, Lead scientist for Mekong Action Area of Humidtropics, Vietnam
  • Shriniwas Gautam, Economist for Postharvest, IPM, and evaluation of regional training initiatives
  • Supisra Arayaphong, Research Assistant to Shri Gautam
  • Porntip Ratanapong, Office Assistant who has served the Center for more than 10 years

2017-02-16T05:59:22+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Categories: JAN2017, Transitions|Tags: , |

Support for women farmers

In Chevanda, Faisalabad, Pakistan, women work with men in all aspects of protected cultivation of vegetables—sowing, tunnel management, intercropping, hoeing, harvesting, grading and packing. The World Vegetable Center, through the Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) funded by USAID, provides training specifically for women farmers on crop production, protection and marketing, as well as occupational health hazards.

2017-02-16T05:59:22+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Categories: FRESH, JAN2017, PHOTO OP|Tags: , , |

Students and lecturers visit WorldVeg East and Southeast Asia

Twenty-one students and two lecturers from the Crop Production Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, visited the World Vegetable Center East and Southeast Asia/Oceania Research and Training Station at Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen campus on 30 November 2016. Drs. Pornpan Usuwan and Saowanee Kongsri facilitated the visit.

2017-02-16T05:59:22+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Categories: FRESH, JAN2017, PHOTO OP|Tags: , |

Attraction in Action: Promoting brassica and legume IPM in Lao PDR

Forty-four farmers including 20 women from Phaxang, Nadao, Phatang and Soksay villages gathered at Phaxang village in Kasi district of Vientiane Province, Lao PDR on 6 December 2016 to see the effectiveness of integrated pest management (IPM) strategies based on biopesticides on yard-long bean and vegetable brassicas. -- MORE --

2017-02-16T05:59:22+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles, FRESH, JAN2017|Tags: , , , , |