stories from the April 2018 issue of FRESH
At the 6th Annual Week of Scientific Research and Innovation in Yaounde, Cameroon in late February, a WorldVeg team had the opportunity to demonstrate their activities to Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation (MINRESI) Secretary General Rebecca Madeleine Ebelle Etamè, MINRESI’s Minister of Scientific Research and Innovation Dr. Madeleine Tchuinte, and Director General of the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) Dr. Noe Win.
At the recent 2018 African Seed Trade Association Congress in Cairo, a WorldVeg team finds like-minded companies ready to expand seed choices and increase seed quality for Africa's farmers.
A field day for a crop that’s essential to the flavor of India.
A team of WorldVeg staff fanned out across Mali to assess field conditions at several group training locations.
Dr. Paola Andrea Sotelo-Cardona has joined WorldVeg as a Scientist in Entomology. Paola received her PhD in Entomology from Kansas State University, USA in 2010. Prior joining WorldVeg she was a researcher at the Colombian Corporation of Agricultural Research (CORPOICA) in Colombia and worked in the Applied Entomology group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Switzerland. Her research interests include biology and ecology of insect pests; integrated pest management; host plant resistance; research methodologies in entomology and plant breeding; application of statistical methods to insect ecology; and chemical ecology of plant-insect interactions. She collaborates with WorldVeg Lead Entomologist and Flagship Program Leader -- Safe and Sustainable Value Chains, Dr. Srinivasan Ramasamy.
Correctly identifying pests and diseases is the first step in safe control.
A light touch at harvest and a bit of culinary skill transform vegetables into nutritious, delicious dishes.
Visitors to the WorldVeg office in Benin find vegetable crops thriving in the Demonstration Garden.