Realizing the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods
Resilient Livelihoods
WorldVeg varieties, production and postharvest methods address food safety issues, raise productivity and increase resilience to climate change while providing economic opportunities for farmers, women and youth.
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Healthy Environment
and Biodiversity
WorldVeg conserves and harnesses vegetable diversity to develop climate resilient and nutritious vegetable varieties while reducing the environmental footprint of the vegetable sector.
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The World's Largest Public Vegetable Genebank
The World Vegetable Center genebank maintains a large collection of public domain germplasm for the current and future use of all humankind. We distribute seed samples of our germplasm accessions and advanced breeding lines worldwide.
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The World's Largest
Public Vegetable Genebank

The World Vegetable Center genebank maintains a large collection of public domain germplasm for the current and future use of all humankind. We distribute seed samples of our germplasm accessions and advanced breeding lines worldwide.

Each year the Center distributes about 10,000 seed samples to researchers across the globe. Over the past four decades this has led to the release of hundreds of new vegetable varieties with particular impact in developing countries.

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About
World Vegetable Center

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The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is a non-profit autonomous international center for vegetable research and development. The Center has a unique mandate and a vision to contribute to healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods through greater diversity in what we grow and eat. Founded in 1971 as the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC), WorldVeg has an established presence in Asia and Africa, and an extensive network of partners around the world.

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The World Vegetable Center publishes widely to share knowledge and help boost vegetable production and consumption. HARVEST is the online library of all WorldVeg publications, reports and other documents.

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Our funders – governments, foundations, organizations, and corporations – help make the World Vegetable Center’s vision a reality. 

Their continuous support strengthens our commitment to conduct research that realizes the potential for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods across Asia and Africa. 

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