AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center Vegetable diversity and improvement
Healthy, quality vegetable seed is the foundation for any crop grown for home consumption or for urban or rural markets.
WorldVeg develops improved vegetable cultivars — one of the cheapest, simplest and most effective vegetable production technologies to help farmers cope with increasing climate variability. Our heat- and drought-tolerant varieties yield well under tropical conditions and provide resistance to newly emerging pests and diseases.
Our breeding programs aim to develop cultivars that produce fruit or leaves able to withstand rough postharvest handling and meet the quality and nutritional requirements of markets and consumers.