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July/August 2019

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. 

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SEAVEG2019

The fourth edition of the Southeast Asia Vegetable Symposium attracted researchers across a spectrum of disciplines related to these essential food crops.

Project ends, but the 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.   

  • Yellow sticky trap in the field.

Trapped!

Hands-on training in the use of simple but effective insect traps offers Jharkhand farm communities a safe way to protect their crops.

Pyramiding genes to tackle TYLCV

Although India’s seed industry is well advanced in applying molecular technologies for plant breeding, there is still a lot of room to learn from the World Vegetable Center’s 40 years of experience in developing improved tomato lines.

Renewing a strategy for Mali

Vegetable production is among the activities in USAID's new five-year commitment to advance agriculture for development in Mali. 

RECENT RESEARCH

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

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES

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
Arusha, Tanzania

https://tav2020.org

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BRIEFING

Processing tomatoes for plump profits!

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.

WorldVeg in Ethiopia

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.

VISITORS

CONTRIBUTORS

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.

DONORS

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)
  • Germany
  • Thailand
  • Philippines
  • Korea
  • Japan

CONSIDER THIS

“We need to adapt our crops to future challenges, so that we can continue to grow nutritious food in a hotter and more populated planet.” Crop Trust

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