Home » 40th Anniversary

40th Anniversary

The AVRDC headquarters campus in Shanhua, Taiwan was dedicated on October 17, 1973.

The AVRDC headquarters campus in Shanhua, Taiwan was dedicated on October 17, 1973.

AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center is 40!

For four decades the Center has been the world’s leading international center focused on vegetable research and development. We maintain the world’s largest public sector vegetable genebank, with a focus on hardy traditional vegetables important as food for the poor as well as wild relatives of common vegetables. Our improved varieties are planted on millions of hectares around the world and our production and postharvest technologies have made major improvements in smallholder incomes.

Join us as we celebrate this milestone from 16-18 October 2013.

40th Anniversary Celebratory Colloquium

AVRDC @ 40: A ‘Fresh’ Look Forward

Watch and listen as experts in the fields of agriculture, nutrition and health discuss global challenges in meeting the world’s food and nutritional security needs. Topics for discussion include improving horticultural systems for tropical vegetables, how low carbon approaches will affect food production, strengthening food security through landscape-scale food systems, and horticulture as a agent of social change.

Video of all presentations and discussion sessions will be available: