Representatives from Taiwan seed companies, universities, and the Council of Agriculture joined in a recent "Information Exchange and Field Demonstration of Vegetable Breeding Research" at WorldVeg headquarters in Shanhua, Taiwan.
Although many smallholder farmers in India raise their own seedlings, there has been a gradual move toward purchasing seedlings from commercial nurseries, where plants can be grown in protected conditions. WorldVeg brought nursery industry representatives together to develop best practices for seedling production. --MORE--
Forty-seven farmers and village extension officers were taught how to identify Tuta absoluta and recognize the damage symptoms it causes compared with other types of leaf miners during a training session held by WorldVeg, Real IPM and A to Z on 25-26 May 2017 in Babati, Tanzania. --MORE--
WorldVeg, Hellen Keller International, and representatives from Zanzibar’s ministries of Health and Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock, and Fisheries held a series of planning meetings and cook shows in 12 villages identified for USAID-funded Home Garden Scaling Project activities from 9-28 April 2017 in Unguja district. --MORE--
The Africa Rising NAFAKA project embarked on a series of practical garden training sessions in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services in 18 villages in Mbarali and Mbeya districts of Tanzania from 18 March to 10 April 2017.
A USAID Health Team led by Fatimata Ouattara, Project Manager Specialist at USAID Health in Bamako, recently visited the WorldVeg Sirakoroba Vegetable Technology Immersion Cluster (VTIC) in Sikasso, Mali, where WorldVeg is efficiently integrating agriculture, nutrition, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and health through the USAID/Mali Scaling project. --MORE--
Priyakshi Buragohain has been accepted as PhD graduate student for 30 months (1 April 2017 - 30 September 2019) at WorldVeg South Asia in Hyderabad, India.
Karthikeyan joined WorldVeg as a Scientific Officer - Legume Breeding on 3 May 2017 and is based at the South Asia office in Hyderabad, India.
A mungbean learning alliance established in 2015 under the BMZ-funded “Beans with Benefits” project is bringing together researchers, farmers, extension workers, brokers, processors, millers, input suppliers and marketers to discuss issues related to mungbean production in Pakistan. --MORE--