IMPACT

The contribution of international vegetable breeding to private seed companies in India

Nearly 15% of tomato and chili pepper seed sales of commercial hybrids in India contained World Vegetable Center material, benefiting an estimated 500,000 farmers.

Pepijn Schreinemachers, Kilaru Purna Chandra Rao, Warwick Easdown, Peter Hanson, and Sanjeet Kumar. 2016. The contribution of international vegetable breeding to private seed companies in India. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution DOI 10.1007/s10722-016-0423-y

International vegetable breeding research in East and Southern Africa: Adoption, impact and returns

50% of tomato and 98% of African eggplant seed produced commercially in the region were varieties developed by the World Vegetable Center. These varieties generated economic gains of US$ 254 million for tomato and US$ 5 million for African eggplant in Tanzania alone.

Pepijn Schreinemachers, Teresa Sequeros. 2016. International vegetable breeding research in East and Southern Africa: Adoption, impact and returns.  Pending publication

IMPROVING CULTIVARS WORLDWIDE

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TOMATOES FOR THE TROPICS AND BEYOND

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WORKING WHERE IT MATTERS

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HOME GARDENS

Schreinemachers P, Patalagsa MA, Islam MR, Uddin MN, Ahmad S, Biswas SC, et al. 2015. The effect of women’s home gardens on vegetable production and consumption in Bangladesh. Food Security, 7(1), 97-107.

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PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES

Schreinemachers P, Ebert A, Wu M-H. 2014. Costing the ex situ conservation of plant genetic resources at AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 61(4), 757-773.

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WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT

Patalagsa MA, Schreinemachers P, Begum S, Begum S. 2015. Sowing seeds of empowerment: effect of women’s home garden training in Bangladesh. Agriculture & Food Security, 4(24).

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FARMER TRAINING

Schreinemachers P, Wu M-H, Uddin MN, Ahmad S, Hanson P. 2016. Farmer training in off-season vegetables: Effects on income and pesticide use in Bangladesh. Food Policy, 61, 132-140.