Vegetable seed kits help vulnerable families grow nutrient-rich food for healthier diets and more resilient livelihoods.
The WorldVeg Genebank shipped kits containing seed of six fast-growing, nutritious traditional vegetables for distribution to 1,020 families vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19 near the community of Los Baños in southwestern Luzon, the Philippines.
The Africa Rising NAFAKA project embarked on a series of practical garden training sessions in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services in 18 villages in Mbarali and Mbeya districts of Tanzania from 18 March to 10 April 2017.
The World Vegetable Center, in collaboration with the Tropical Vegetable Research Center at Kasetsart University, will provide 250 seed kits and books to local farmers in remembrance of the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The kits will contribute towards his majesty's "New Theory in Agriculture" by providing high-quality vegetable seeds to create self-reliant farmers. Each kit contains 9 species of 7 different colors (with 7 unique nutrient profiles) to produce a beautiful, health-promoting garden, as well as a book on how to save the seed of each species.
Water is a precious resource. This Tanzanian home gardener uses it to grow nutritious vegetables to feed her family.
Home garden seed kits pioneered by AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center four years ago in Jharkhand in eastern India have now stimulated entrepreneurs to supply growing demand for the kits.