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 --
Pakistan has annual rainfall of only 260 mm—an ideal area for producing onion seed. Yet onion growers in Balochistan often have difficulty obtaining good quality seed. WorldVeg is addressing the need. -- MORE --
Handle vegetable seedlings with care and be rewarded with a good crop! (in Khmer)
Follow these simple steps to give seedlings the best chance for growth (in Khmer).
Seedlings grow best in a well-prepared planting medium (in Khmer).
As the country's horticulture sector begins to develop, WorldVeg and partners find new openings for growth.
This project designs alternative options for insect pest management and will set the stage for partners to promote and popularize these options.
The World Vegetable Center’s East and Southeast Asia regional team set up a colorful and informative exhibit to guide fair visitors through the wonderful world of vegetables.
WorldVeg Eastern and Southern Africa Postharvest Research Associate/Nutritionist Roseline Marealle recently received the 2016 Kader Award for Postharvest Training from the Postharvest Education Foundation. The foundation presents the award to an outstanding graduate e-learner or a team of e-learners after the successful completion of a year of training on commodity systems assessment, small-scale postharvest handling practices, postharvest demonstration design, postharvest training program design, and cost/benefit analysis. -- MORE --
Gender inequality in smallholder onion (Allium cepa l.) production in the far north region of Cameroon
Onion is perceived to be a “man’s crop” in the study region with only 22 percent of onion producers being women. Women mentioned difficulties in acquiring land and storage facilities as the main constraints to successful onion production.