East and Southeast Asia

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Overview

AVRDC began its work in Southeast Asia with the Thailand Outreach Program in 1982.

The Center’s regional office, established in 1992 as the Asian Regional Center and renamed in 2009 as AVRDC East and Southeast Asia, is located on the campus of Kasetsart University in Bangkok. Staff collaborate with university administration and researchers with the support of the Royal Thai Government. The office is the focal point for regional research and training and for the Center’s work with the People’s Republic of China.

AVRDC East and Southeast Asia addresses vegetable research and development in the region to improve nutrition and reduce poverty through hands-on training. The Center’s annual International Vegetable Training Course has been held for more than three decades; thousands of scientists across Asia have participated, enhancing their technical, scientific and managerial skills in vegetable production and marketing to contribute to the sustainable development of their countries.

The Center’s Research and Training Station is located on Kasetsart University’s Kamphaeng Saen Campus in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA UPDATE

35th International Vegetable Training Course

Hone your skills and learn new approaches to all aspects of vegetable production in this comprehensive course that can be tailored to your needs.

AVRDC and KU renew MOU

STRENGTHENING A LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP: AVRDC and Kasetsart University (KU) in Thailand signed their first Memorandum of Understanding back in 1992 to set out guidelines for research collaboration, development initiatives, and training. The International Vegetable Training Course (now in its 35th year), an intensive cucurbit breeding program in Thailand, and increased international interaction for KU scientists and students are among the many benefits realized from this most enduring and fruitful partnership, which is now set to continue: The MOU was renewed for another 25 years on 15 February 2015 by Achiraya Nunes Galante of the KU International Affairs Division and Fenton Beed, AVRDC East and Southeast Asia Regional Director. Thanks, KU!

Project Profile: Home Garden Scaling, Cambodia

This Feed the Future project aims to develop appropriate vegetable seed kits along with participatory training systems for production of nutritious vegetables in home gardens.

Half a million people claim Kasetsart Fair 2015 a resounding success

Kasetsart University's annual event dedicated to agriculture draws a big crowd, and AVRDC is proud to participate in this well-attended fair.

AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center
East and Southeast Asia
4th Floor, Research & Development Building
Kasetsart University
Bangkhen, Bangkok 10900
Thailand

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 1010 (Kasetsart)
Bangkok 10903
Thailand

Tel +66-2-9428686 or +66-2-9428687
Fax +66-2-9428688

Research & Training Station
Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus,
Kamphaeng Saen,
Nakhon Pathom 73140
Thailand

Tel +66-(0)-34-353-135
M +66-(0)-81-870-7618
Fax +66-(0)-34-351-537

Email
info-eastasia@worldveg.org

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STAFF

Fenton Beed, Regional Director
fenton.beed(at)worldveg.org

Narinder Dhillon, Vegetable Breeder – Cucurbits
narinder.dhillon(at)worldveg.org

Shriniwas Gautam, Postdoctoral Scientist – Monitoring and Evaluation
shriniwas.gautam(at)worldveg.org

Ratchada Thongkrailad, Finance Officer
ratchada.thongkrailad(at)worldveg.org

Kanokwan Rattanamung, Secretary
kanokwan.rattanamung(at)worldveg.org

Sunant Larpai, Finance and Admin Assistant
sunant.larpai(at)worldveg.org

Sorawit Limsiriwat, IT and Communication Assistant
sorawit.limsiriwat(at)worldveg.org

Sopana Yule, Research Assistant Entomology
sopana.yule(at)worldveg.org

Supannika Sanguansil, Research Assistant Breeding
supannika.sanguansil(at)worldveg.org

Supornpun Srimat, Research Assistant Breeding – Vegetable Breeder Cucurbits
supornpun.srimat(at)worldveg.org

Somchit Pruangwitayakun, Vegetable Research and Training Assistant
somchit.pruangwitayakun(at)worldveg.org

Chuanpit Khumsuwan, Technical Assistant Entomology
chuanpit.khumsuwan(at)worldveg.org

Radchada KitdetKitdet, Office Assistant
radchada.kitdet(at)worldveg.org

Panalee Pooworakulchai, Technical Assistant – Vegetable Research
panalee.pooworakulchai(at)worldveg.org

Supisra Arayaphong, Research Assistant (IVTC)
supisra.arayaphong(at)worldveg.org

Vinant Paipun, Driver
Porntip Ratanapong, Office Helper
Seenual Poonoi, Janitor

Field Staff

Boonjan Khongbankhong
Daenpen Pornnapalai
Chinnakorn Pukyom
Sanan Rewthongchum
Thawankon Rewthongchum
Krum Sahray
Payom Sookpradit
Rhungphet Srongkraisin
Jan Onsiri
Rin Poungmaree

Thi Thu Ha To, Horticulturist and Project Coordinator
ha.to(at)worldveg.org

Stuart Brown, Project Manager, Deploying Vegetable Seed Kits to Tackle Malnutrition in Cambodia
stuart.brown(at)worldveg.org

Yong Yeng, Senior Agriculture Specialist, Deploying Vegetable Seed Kits to Tackle Malnutrition in Cambodia
yong.yeng(at)worldveg.org

Pong Samnang, Agriculture Specialist, Deploying Vegetable Seed Kits to Tackle Malnutrition in Cambodia
pong.samnang(at)worldveg.org

Ly Sereyrith, Provincial Coordinator, Deploying Vegetable Seed Kits to Tackle Malnutrition in Cambodia
sereyrith.ly(at)worldveg.org

Uon Bonnarith, Provincial Coordinator, Deploying Vegetable Seed Kits to Tackle Malnutrition in Cambodia
bonnarith.uon(at)worldveg.org