OUR GOAL: Ensure WorldVeg and partners make a positive and lasting impact through strong partnerships, sound scaling strategies, and robust M&E systems.
The Enabling Impact program supports the Center’s intervention designs, monitoring, evaluation and learning activities, impact evaluation, and data management to achieve faster, greater and longer-lasting impact. The program aims to stimulate continuous learning at the organizational level by sharing experiences across projects and regions, by documenting outcomes, impact and lessons learned, by storing research data in a central repository that is easily accessible to all staff, and by using this to continuously refine research priorities and intervention designs.
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.
Improved mungbean produced across India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar
1.2 million farmers in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar use improved mungbean seed developed from genetic material supplied by the World Vegetable Center.
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.
Hands-on gardening, nutrition education, and community involvement improve nutrition for children
In Bhutan and Nepal, school gardens developed by WorldVeg and partners improved children’s knowledge of and preferences for healthy eating.
Schreinemachers P, Bhattarai DR, Subedi GD et al. (2017) Impact of school gardens in Nepal: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Journal of Development Effectiveness 9, 329-343. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19439342.2017.1311356
Schreinemachers P, Rai BB, Dorji D et al. (2017) School gardening in Bhutan: Evaluating outcomes and impact. Food Security 9, 635-648. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12571-017-0673-3
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