|Project Profiles

Descriptions of current projects. Each project has a page with related information.

Nudging children toward healthier diets

A new WorldVeg study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK aid will test the hypothesis that school garden programs can nudge children aged 8-12 toward healthier diets. The project builds on an existing WorldVeg school garden program (including hands-on gardening and nutrition education), but adds a home garden component that trains parents in gardening and nutrition—and encourages parents and children to work together to improve family nutrition. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, the study will provide a deeper understanding of the mechanisms through which school-based interventions can influence children’s food choices. The two-year, USD 270,000 study will be conducted in Nepal with the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB), and Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ).

2017-12-12T08:05:05+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Project Profiles|Tags: , |

Action Against Anthracnose

This project proposes to combine anthracnose resistance genes from two less widely cultivated chili species (C. chinense and C. baccatum) into the most commonly cultivated chili pepper, C. annuum. The research is expected to benefit chili pepper producers and seed companies in Bangladesh.

2017-02-21T09:54:51+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: Project Profiles|Tags: , , , , |

Technical cooperation to identify molecular markers in tomato

The World Vegetable Center and the Rural Development Administration (RDA), Republic of Korea, have embarked on a technical cooperation project to identify molecular markers associated with disease and insect resistance for marker assisted selection in tomato breeding programs. Specific goals are to map bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) and whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) resistance loci.

2016-10-22T04:50:33+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Categories: Project Profiles|Tags: , , , |