AVRDC – the World Vegetable Center is the leading international center for vegetable research and development worldwide. It is a not-for-profit research institute aimed at working towards reducing malnutrition and alleviating poverty in developing countries through improved production and consumption of safe vegetables.
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The World Vegetable Youtube Channel includes many very informative vidieos such as:
At an AIRCA meeting, hosted by GFAR, in FAO, March 1-2, 2012, the DGs of the nine centers (CABI, CATIE, AVRDC, ICBA, ICIMOD, ICIPE, IFDC, INBAR and CFF) were welcomed by DDG Ann Tutwiler, who acknowledged their long connection with FAO and practical linkages through GFAR. The Centers DGs also held an open house meeting with staff of OEK and the Emergency Program, on the second day of their meeting, before being received by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
The combined expertise of these centers covers a large spectrum of the Research for development continuum including Integrated Pest Management, agroforestry, drought-tolerance crops, agrobiodiversity, NRM and the conservation and use of underutilized species. They are promoting changes in farming practices and sustainable intensification. Their work complements the work of the CGIAR IARCs and national programs with respect to staple crops, and add global expertise in development opportunities species with high economic, social, nutritional and ecological value. >>More
Fresh: News from AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center features short articles about the Center's work in breeding and production technologies, reports from conferences and symposia, updates on new vegetable lines, photos from the field, and more.