|Coordinating Organisation||World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg)|
|Organisers/Type of Organisation||International nonprofit research and development institute|
|Initiative Type||Research and development activities to realize the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods|
|Field of Science Involved||Horticulture (including vegetable breeding, biotechnology, genetic resources, entomology, pathology, postharvest engineering), human nutrition, social science|
|Target Audience(s)||Vegetable farmers and agricultural communities, public and private sector organizations, relevant groups and individuals|
|Reach||local, national, regional and global|
The World Vegetable Center conducts research, builds networks, and carries out training and promotion activities to raise awareness of the role of vegetables for improved health and global poverty alleviation. Vegetables can alleviate poverty by creating new jobs and new sources of income for farmers and landless laborers, improve health by providing essential micronutrients lacking in diets, enhance learning and working capacities of adults and children through improved diets and health, and improve the sustainability of food production practices by diversifying cropping systems. The Center’s research and development work focuses on breeding improved vegetable lines, developing and promoting safe production practices, reducing postharvest losses, and improving the nutritional value of vegetables.
The World Vegetable Center:
WorldVeg implements its science-for-development agenda through three outcome-oriented ‘flagship programs’:
and one cross-cutting flagship program:
These flagship programs bring together WorldVeg staff and partners from the public and private sector, from research and development organizations, and from farmer organizations and civil society.
Publications on the website include:
Some of the publications are available in languages other than English:
Français, 中文, tiếng Việt, Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia, Swahili, Khmer, Myanmar, ภาษาไทย, हिन्दी भाषा, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ, தமிழ் மொழி, తెలుగు, 한국어, Española, العربية, русский, Fulfulde, नेपाली and বাংলা
HARVEST - the WorldVeg library catalog and document archive, containing over 53,000 records.
|Principal Contact||Maureen Mecozzi - Director, Communications|
|Headquarters:||Shanhua, Taiwan||Regional offices:||East and Southeast Asia/Oceania – Bangkok, Thailand|
|South Asia – Hyderabad, India and Central Asia – Tashkent, Uzbekistan|
|Eastern and Southern Africa – Arusha, Tanzania|
|West and Central Africa – Dry Regions – Bamako, Mali|
|West and Central Africa – Coastal and Humid Regions – Cotonou, Benin|
|Social Media||Facebook - World Vegetable Center|
Twitter - @go_vegetables