Alyssa Swehla, a Borlaug-Ruan International Intern from Iowa State University, USA, worked on a research project this summer at the World Vegetable Center South Asia to find an effective biological control agent against dry root rot in mungbean.
On 21-22 July 2017, the Tanzania Official Seed Certification Institute (TOSCI) held its annual board meeting at WorldVeg Eastern and Southern Africa in Arusha, Tanzania -- and learned more about WorldVeg research in breeding and crop management.
The Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) organized a field day on integrated pest management (IPM) under WorldVeg’s Attraction in Action project, funded by BMZ/GIZ.
Impressed by what he learned from a prior visit with the WorldVeg team, the President of Cameroon asked ten parliamentarians from the north and far north regions of the country to visit WorldVeg activities in Yaoundé on July 7.
Success from vegetable farming can come only if farmers know where the markets are, have sufficient skills to manage their crops well, and are willing to work with other players in the value chain such as traders, input suppliers, and transporters.
In Manyara, Arusha, Kilimanjaro and Tanga regions of Tanzania, WorldVeg is working with local communities to build family solar dryers for vegetables. The work, supported by the Amsterdam Initiative Against Malnutrition (AIM), provides people with the means to process vegetables for later use—and to explore the production of new food products to extend the vegetable value chain.
After demonstration gardens and seedling nurseries were established in Bambi and Mzuri villages in Zanzibar in June 2017, members of the WorldVeg Homegarden Scaling Project funded by USAID returned in July to assist farmers and community-based trainers with transplanting seedlings.
Field days offer excellent opportunities for farmers to share their experiences, sharpen their skills, and learn firsthand about new agricultural technologies.
Traditionally a space for families to grow fodder for household animals, backyards in Tajikistan are now flourishing with the support of a USAID project to promote small-scale protected cultivation of seedlings and fresh vegetables.
WorldVeg East and Southeast Asia/Oceania staff took part in Kasetsart University's (KU) “KU Hi-trees: A get-together for International Organizations” held on 16 June 2017 at the university’s Bangkok campus.