World Vegetable Center is in Taiwan

  • 08 March, 2020
  • Carlson Wong
WorldVeg Director General Marco Wopereis spoke at the 2019 World Food Prize symposium (Photo by WorldVeg)
Genebank Principal Research Assistant Wu Tien-hor and colleagues cart the seed out to the truck (Photo by WorldVeg)
Discussion on portable postharvest mechanization multi-function crop processor for smallholder farmers,Karatu, Tanzania (Photo by WorldVeg)
WVC A delegation from the American Institute in Taiwan plant trees in the WorldVeg HQ Demonstration Garden (Photo by WorldVeg)
WorldVeg team at the Korea Seed Expo 2019 (Photo by WorldVeg)

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg), formerly known as AVRDC (Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center) is an international center for vegetable research and development in the world. The center was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Shanhua, Southern Taiwan. The Center conducts research and carries out training activities to raise awareness of the role of vegetables for improved health. The World Vegetable Center also helps alleviate poverty by creating new jobs for farmers by encouraging more people to grow vegetables. The head of Communications and Information of the World Vegetable Center, Maureen Mecozzi said breeders need to keep on developing new crops with different traits to respond to different kinds of environment adding that it can take as long as ten years to develop new traits and fix them in a particular crop.