|Tag:East and Southeast Asia

Partnership with HRDI to scale improved cucurbit lines

The Highland Research and Development Institute (HRDI), Thailand, a WorldVeg partner, hosted a 'Transfer of Technology' event in Huay Kayeang, Kanchanaburi Province on 15 March 2017 to showcase the superior performance of WorldVeg cucurbit lines to more than 300 farmers, who viewed the demonstration plots and sampled pumpkin fruit and other pumpkin treats. -- MORE --

2017-04-25T08:55:38+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Categories: APR2017, Articles, East and Southeast Asia|Tags: , , , , , |

Promoting traditional vegetables in Papua New Guinea

Traditional vegetables once provided a large proportion of the daily protein, vitamin and mineral intake in Papua New Guinea. As the country becomes integrated with the global economy, however, people are consuming more imported processed foods and are eating more meat. Groups in PNG are working to promote consumption of traditional crops to improve nutrition and health. --MORE--

Hands-on grafting workshop in Thailand

The Horticulture Innovation Lab, Kasetsart University, and WorldVeg East and Southeast Asia in Thailand hosted a vegetable grafting workshop on 22-23 February 2017 for 30 participants from the private seed and nursery sector from Thailand, Cambodia, India, and Lao PDR. --MORE--

2017-03-10T08:10:57+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: 2017 FRESH archive, Articles, East and Southeast Asia, FRESH, Latest News, MAR2017|Tags: , |

Departures from WorldVeg East and Southeast Asia

WorldVeg East and Southeast Asia / Oceania bid farewell to four valued staff members that are pursuing new opportunities in agricultural research and beyond. We wish them success in their new careers!

  • To Thi Thua Ha, Lead scientist for Mekong Action Area of Humidtropics, Vietnam
  • Shriniwas Gautam, Economist for Postharvest, IPM, and evaluation of regional training initiatives
  • Supisra Arayaphong, Research Assistant to Shri Gautam
  • Porntip Ratanapong, Office Assistant who has served the Center for more than 10 years

2017-02-16T05:59:22+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Categories: JAN2017, Transitions|Tags: , |

Students and lecturers visit WorldVeg East and Southeast Asia

Twenty-one students and two lecturers from the Crop Production Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, visited the World Vegetable Center East and Southeast Asia/Oceania Research and Training Station at Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen campus on 30 November 2016. Drs. Pornpan Usuwan and Saowanee Kongsri facilitated the visit.

2017-02-16T05:59:22+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Categories: FRESH, JAN2017, PHOTO OP|Tags: , |

Attraction in Action: Promoting brassica and legume IPM in Lao PDR

Forty-four farmers including 20 women from Phaxang, Nadao, Phatang and Soksay villages gathered at Phaxang village in Kasi district of Vientiane Province, Lao PDR on 6 December 2016 to see the effectiveness of integrated pest management (IPM) strategies based on biopesticides on yard-long bean and vegetable brassicas. -- MORE --

2017-02-16T05:59:22+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles, FRESH, JAN2017|Tags: , , , , |

WorldVeg embraces connections with Kasetsart University

World Vegetable Center Director General Marco Wopereis met with Dr. Chongrak Wachrinrat, Acting President, Kasetsart University (KU) on 9 December 2016 to discuss opportunities for strengthened collaboration. The Center’s East and Southeast Asia office is embedded in KU, with a presence on two campuses. -- MORE --

2017-02-16T05:59:23+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles, FRESH, JAN2017|Tags: , , |