Expanding the Mungbean Network / Germinating ideas with seed companies / VI Int’l Symposium on Tomato Diseases
Will field-grown tomatoes survive?
Researchers studying diseases of the world’s most beloved fruit vegetable met to grapple with climate change as a driving force affecting production of this popular crop.
Applying improved cropping techniques makes a tomato farmer in Assam, India a role model for other local tomato producers.
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.
Taher, D. Rakha, M.; Srinivasan, R.; Solberg, S.; Schafleitner, R. 2019. Sources of resistance for two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) in scarlet (Solanum aethiopicum L.) and gboma (S. macrocarpon L.) eggplant germplasms. HORTSCIENCE. 54(2):240-245.
Sehgal, A.; Sita, K.i; Siddique, K.H.M.; Kumar, R.; Bhogireddy, S.; Varshney, R.K.; HanumanthaRao, B.; Nair, R.M.; Prasad, P.V.V.; Nayyar, H. 2018. Drought or/and heat-stress effects on seed filling in food crops: Impacts on functional biochemistry, seed yields, and nutritional quality. FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE. 9:1705.
Urban Food Markets in Africa – Incentivizing food safety (Pull-Push Project): CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health co-funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK Department for International Development (DFID) through the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
BMZ GIC Phase II: Technical partnership to support the Green Innovation Centre for the Agriculture and Food Sector, India (Tomato Value Chain) funded by BMZ.
Carrot Germplasm Development and Farmer Training for Production in Stressful Environments in Taiwan funded by the Crop Trust though the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Ken Hoshikawa joined WorldVeg in May 2019. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Japan’s RIKEN Institute in 2012. From 2012-2015 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tsukuba, and later served there as an Assistant Professor from 2015-2018. He joined the Biological Resources and Postharvest Division of the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) in October 2018. In May 2019 he was seconded to the World Vegetable Center to conduct collaborative research on heat tolerant tomato and the genetic diversity of Amaranthus sp. Dr. Hoshikawa’s research includes evaluation of internal control genes for the development of dwarf tomato cultivars, and improvement of transient expression systems for plant recombinant protein production.
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Annual Report 2018: The World Vegetable Center invites you to view our progress and projects for the year!
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.
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
Makaushio ya kutukia nishati ya jua: Kanuni na misingi (Solar Dryers: Principles and Basics). This manual provides an overview of solar drying principles and practices in Kiswahili.
17-18 June 2019
14-18 July 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
WORLDVEG IN THE NEWS
The Rediscovered Food Initiative Empowers Communities With Neglected Crops
Food Tank – 30 April 2019
A Community Bands Together to Improve Nutrition
Feed the Future – Medium, 30 April 2019
Workshop on “Improved Technologies of Carrot Root & Seed Production” Held in Hisar
Krishijagran, 25 April 2019
Consumption of African Indigenous Vegetables is Low in Africa
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, 18 March 2019
Yes! Congratulations to Dr. Never Mwambela, former WorldVeg Eastern and Southern Africa staff, who received her PhD from the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology on 25 April 2019 for her thesis “Occurrence, Seasonal Variation and Management of Tomato Leafminer (Tuta absoluta Meyrick.) in Tanzania” and Dr. Sopana Yule, WorldVeg East and Southeast Asia, who was awarded a PhD for her work on “Whitefly transmission of tomato yellow leaf curl virus and integrated management for beating the virus in tomato” on 7 May 2019 from Kasetsart University, Thailand. Their research was conducted in the WorldVeg Safe and Sustainable Value Chains flagship, under the guidance of Flagship Leader Dr. Srinivasan Ramasamy.
M Abhilash, Souradeep Acherjee, Praveen Amarlapudi, Amy Chen, Kathy Chen, Seonghoe Jang, Delphine Larrousse, Vanna Liu, Maureen Mecozzi, 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)