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Invigorating nutrition through home gardens in Vietnam

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 --

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

Bitter Gourd Open Field Days

The World Vegetable Center will showcase its collection of better bitter gourd breeding lines during Bitter Gourd Open Field Days, 21 August – 6 September 2016 at the World Vegetable Center East and Southeast Asia/Oceania Research and Training Station, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen, Thailand. Cucurbit breeders and plant pathologists from seed companies and public institutes are invited to come to our experimental plots to examine nearly 400 advanced breeding lines. These lines belong to different market segments popular with growers and consumers in different regions of Asia. Lines have been bred for improved yield and fruit quality and resistance to diseases such as powdery mildew, Cercospora leaf spot, and viruses using a broader gene pool derived from the global collection of bitter gourd maintained at the WorldVeg genebank. For more information and to arrange your visit, please contact Narinder Dhillon, Global Cucurbit Breeder, World Vegetable Center (narinder.dhillon@worldveg.org).

2016-10-22T04:50:20+00:00August 16th, 2016|Categories: East and Southeast Asia, In Brief|Tags: , , |

First full-length genome sequence of the polerovirus luffa aphid-borne yellows virus (LABYV) reveals the presence of at least two consensus sequences in an isolate from Thailand

Luffa aphid-borne yellows virus (LABYV) was proposed as the name for a previously undescribed polerovirus based on partial genome sequences obtained from samples of cucurbit plants collected in Thailand between 2008 and 2013.

2016-10-22T04:50:55+00:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: Recent Research|Tags: , , , , |