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32nd International Vegetable Training Course

Register today to learn technical, scientific and managerial skills for sustainable vegetable production with AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center.


16 September – 6 December 2013
AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center
East and Southeast Asia
Bangkok, Thailand

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For more information, or to register: info-eastasia@worldveg.org

AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center’s 32nd International Vegetable Training Course aims to enhance technical, scientific and managerial skills of the participants to contribute to sustainable development of their countries through increased production and consumption of health-promoting vegetables. The training emphasizes advanced and sustainable vegetable production and postharvest technologies, farmer education, marketing, and human health and nutrition. In addition, the training will enhance awareness and understanding of emerging global development issues and technologies.

Module I: From Seed to Harvest
16 September – 11 October 2013
Module I focuses on the essentials of integrated vegetable production within the framework of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). Relevant technologies on seed production, seed health and seedling management will be shared with participants. An overview on how to facilitate and manage farmer education programs is included.

Module II: From Harvest to Table
14 October – 8 November 2013
Module II aims to create awareness of efficient harvesting and postharvest technologies within the framework of Good Agricultural and Manufacturing Practices (GAP/GMP), including a better understanding of the economics of vegetable production and marketing. This will be complemented by lectures and exercises on improved nutrition through better awareness, access, and
consumption of vegetables.

Module III: Vegetables for Sustainable Development
11 November – 6 December 2013
Module III outlines how vegetable research and development contributes to achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals. It explores how vegetables link with other sectors and complement different development initiatives. Participants will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to conceptualize and implement research and development activities.