With accurate data records and improved data management skills, genebank curators in Africa can more easily share information about traditional vegetables and get a better picture of the overall global status of these important crops.
More than 1000 samples of 21 vegetable species from the WorldVeg genebank are headed for storage in the global seed vault in Svalbard.
WorldVeg recently bid farewell to Svein Solberg, Genebank Manager, based at headquarters.
WorldVeg will work on five morphological characterization datasets and one resistance evaluation dataset, which represent significant information relevant for breeding and other research.
At the request of the Bangladesh seed industry and with financial support from seed companies, WorldVeg South Asia organized a three-day training course on “Maintaining Seed Quality” from 16 - 18 January 2017 at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) in Gazipur. --MORE--
Conservation of indigenous vegetables from a hotspot in tropical Asia: What did we learn from Vavilov?
Despite 90 years of awareness, indigenous vegetables are poorly represented in the global conservation system. The authors argue for the importance of safeguarding agrobiodiversity in its centers of diversity, using tropical Asia and Myannar as a case study.
When genebank managers meet, the talk is seeded with hope for the future of agriculture.
Asian Seed, the official publication of the Asia and Pacific Seed Association, featured an article about the AVRDC Genebank in its March/April 2014 issue.