Renewing a strategy for Mali / Bitter Gourd Field Days / Trapped!
Project ends, good work continues
Participants in the five-year Hort4Nutrition Project highlighted the nutritional benefits of Africa’s traditional vegetables and engaged smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs in building markets for these valuable but underused crops.
Dhillon NPS, Sanguansil S, Srimat S, Laenoi S, Schafleitner R, Pitrat M, and McCreight JD. 2019. Inheritance of resistance to cucurbit powdery mildew in bitter gourd. HortScience 54 (6): 1013-1016
Ochieng, J.; Knerr, B.; Owuor, G.; Ouma, E. 2019. Food crops commercialization and household livelihoods: Evidence from rural regions in Central Africa. AGRIBUSINESS. Online. PDF
Wopereis, M.C.S.; Kuo, G.C.; Larrousse, D.; Schreiemachers, P. 2019. Vegetable food systems innovations for healthier diets in Southeast Asia. SEAVEG 2019. 15 p. PDF
Ebert, A.W.; Wu, T.-H. 2019. The effect of seed treatments on the germination of fresh and stored seeds of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) and water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica). JOURNAL OF HORTICULTURE. 6(1):254.
Yuan, B.; Byrnes, D.; Dinssa, F.F.; Simon, J.E. 2019. Quantity assessment of polyphenols, glycoalkaloids and saponins in Solanum scabrum berries of different genetic sources and maturity by HPLC/UV–visible/MS methods. JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE. 99(7):3578-3587.
van Zonneveld, M.; Rakha, M.; Tan, S.-Y.; Chou, Y.-Y.; Chang, C.-H.; Yen, J.; Schafleitner, R.; Nair, R.; Naito, K.; Solberg, S.Ø. 2019. Understanding patterns of abiotic and biotic stress resilience to unleash the potential of crop wild relatives for climate-smart legume breeding. bioRxiv. 27 p.
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International vegetable breeding: A strategy to create development impact at scale. This document reflects the current thinking within the World Vegetable Center on how our breeding research can contribute to realizing the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods.
100 under $100 — Tools for reducing postharvest losses: A third or more of the food produced in the world, especially the food smallholder farmers grow, never makes it to the table. The Postharvest Education Foundation provides affordable ideas for better postharvest management of our food supply.
Counting the beans: quantifying the adoption of improved mungbean varieties in South Asia and Myanmar: The adoption of improved varieties is an important indicator of the effectiveness of agricultural research. This study quantified the adoption of improved mungbean (Vigna radiata (L). Wilczek) varieties and agricultural practices in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Pakistan using an expert elicitation approach
Connecting genebanks to farmers in East Africa through the distribution of vegetable seed kits: Genebanks explore new partnerships with farmers and other user groups to provide smallholder farmers in Africa with better access to crop diversity for improved nutrition.
Annual Report 2018: The World Vegetable Center invites you to view our progress and projects for the year!
3-6 September 2019
31 October – 2 November 2019
10-14 November 2019
20-21 November 2019
15-19 March 2020
San Juan, Argentina
4 – 7 May 2020
7 – 9 May 2020
Power on Your Plate: An All-Africa Summit on Diversifying Food Systems with African Traditional Vegetables to Increase Health, Nutrition and Wealth
25-28 May 2020
POWER ON YOUR PLATE: An All-Africa Summit on Diversifying Food Systems with African Traditional Vegetables to Increase Health, Nutrition and Wealth
25-28 May 2020
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India is the world’s second-largest tomato producer but processes less than 1% of its harvest. To ensure tomato growers, processors and consumers benefit from the best tomato fruit available, the World Vegetable Center shared two top-performing dual purpose (fresh market and processing) tomato breeding lines with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) on 24 June 2019 at GIC-India headquarters in Bengaluru.
Her Excellency Aynalem Nigussie Ali, State Minister of Agriculture of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, graciously welcomed a WorldVeg delegation on 17 June 2019 in Addis Ababa to discuss opportunities for collaboration. The team conducted a scoping study to determine how best WorldVeg can contribute to the country's efforts to expand vegetable production. Horticulture is a major driver of the agricultural sector in Ethiopia, and the government is expanding small-scale irrigation with fruit, vegetables and tubers as major target crops. The country seeks to establish year-round production, reduce postharvest losses, and increase use of its rich biodiversity of nutrient-dense traditional vegetables.
M Abhilash, Victor Afari-Sefa, Praveen Amarlapudi, PVL Bharathi, Bindumadhava, Amy Chen, Kathy Chen, Fekadu Dinssa, Narinder Dhillon, Inviolate Dominick, Devender Pal Kaur, Delphine Larrousse, Wubetu Bihon Legesse, Sorawit Limsiriwat, Vanna Liu, Bhoyar Mahesh, Raphael Mallogo, Hassan Mndiga, Maureen Mecozzi, Kabirou Ndiaye, Caleb Olanipekun, Somchit Pruangwitayakun, Srinivasan Ramasamy, Roland Schafleitner, Pepijn Schreinemachers, Marco Wopereis.
Support for World Vegetable Center activities provided by project donors and the following strategic long-term donors:
- Republic of China (ROC)
- UK aid
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)