AVRDC- The World Vegetables Center: Role of horticulture in poverty alleviation

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This presentation highlights the work of AVRDC- The World Vegetable Center, whose mission is to alleviate poverty and malnutrition in the developing world through increased production, marketing and consumption of safe vegetables. The presentation outlines the issue of poverty and nutrient deficiency in the world, and the economic and health benefits to producing vegetables in developing countries. It outlines the research currently being conducted at global stations, as well as achievements and impacts of that research.

Germplasm, Environmental impacts, Malnutrition, Pest management, Poverty, Economic impacts, Health impacts, Organic farming, Health, Ipm, Integrated pest management (ipm), Vegetables, Avrdc, The world vegetable center, Farm/Enterprise Scale
Presented at North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC, April 2006