APSA/WorldVeg Vegetable Breeding Consortium: A new chapter in a long relationship
The Asia & Pacific Seed […]
To address food and nutrition security over a broader area in West Africa, the World Vegetable Center has established a new regional office for West and Central Africa – Coastal and Humid Regions in Cotonou, Benin. Dr. Victor Afari-Sefa, WorldVeg socioeconomist, was appointed as regional director. The announcement was made during the 51st meeting of the World Vegetable Center’s Board of Directors, held from 25-27 April 2017 in Seoul, Korea. “This new office will complement our current base of West Africa operations in Bamako, Mali,” said WorldVeg Director General Marco Wopereis. “The Mali office will focus on dry regions of West Africa, with current activities in Mali and Liberia. The Cotonou office will work in coastal and humid regions of Benin, Cameroon, Ghana and other countries where there are good opportunities to develop the horticultural sector.” Dr. Afari-Sefa has extensive experience in performance monitoring and impact assessment of horticultural value chains on smallholder livelihoods. His research focuses on assessing opportunities and challenges in vegetable production systems, analyzing constraints in the value chain, and policy in interdisciplinary context. -- MORE --
In India’s eastern state of Odisha, mungbean and urdbean are important crops that provide a major share of people’s daily nutrition. But seed is broadcast and left without any care until the harvest; crops are grown mostly under rainfed conditions, and yields are low. -- MORE --
WorldVeg and USAID open commercial greenhouse in Tajikistan
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On 21 March 2017, Postharvest Specialist Roseline Marealle travelled to Kigali, Rwanda to participate in a workshop on “Postharvest Technologies for Perishable Crops” for a small group of young horticultural professionals. During the event she received the Kader Award from the Postharvest Education Foundation (PEF) in recognition for her outstanding effort in providing education to local farmers, traders, processors and marketers and helping them to reduce food losses. Lisa Kitinoja, PEF founder, presented the award.