Kaset Fair 2016, held from 2-11 December 2016 on the Kasetsart University (KU) Kamphaeng Saen campus in Thailand, attracted more than a million visitors to hundreds of booths and displays showcasing the diversity and innovation of Thai agriculture.
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
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.
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 --
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 --
To enhance availability of vegetables to ethnic communities (Thai, H’mong, Tay, Ede, Jo Jrai, and Kinh) in Vietnam’s Northwest and Central Highlands, the World Vegetable Center conducted six Trainer of Trainers courses and two Farmer Field Schools to create awareness about nutrition and health issues, and to help residents start home gardens and learn cultivation techniques for diverse vegetable crops. -- MORE --
Handle vegetable seedlings with care and be rewarded with a good crop! (in Khmer)
Follow these simple steps to give seedlings the best chance for growth (in Khmer).
Seedlings grow best in a well-prepared planting medium (in Khmer).
The World Vegetable Center’s East and Southeast Asia regional team set up a colorful and informative exhibit to guide fair visitors through the wonderful world of vegetables.