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Sometimes the best things in the world can be found right in your own backyard! That's what Taiwan's UNIQUE Satellite Channel 58 discovered during a recent visit to World Vegetable Center headquarters in Shanhua, Tainan.
Representatives from Taiwan seed companies, universities, and the Council of Agriculture joined in a recent "Information Exchange and Field Demonstration of Vegetable Breeding Research" at WorldVeg headquarters in Shanhua, Taiwan.
This project proposes to combine anthracnose resistance genes from two less widely cultivated chili species (C. chinense and C. baccatum) into the most commonly cultivated chili pepper, C. annuum. The research is expected to benefit chili pepper producers and seed companies in Bangladesh.
Twelve Taiwan seed companies met with World Vegetable Center staff and members of the Taiwan Council of Agriculture, Food and Fertilizer Technology Center, and the Taiwan Seed Trade Association on 3 October 2016 at WorldVeg headquarters to seek out areas for collaboration. WorldVeg staff learned about the research priorities of Taiwan seed companies, and seed companies were introduced to the Center's vital role in international agriculture, particularly in Africa and other parts of Asia. The forum aimed to facilitate knowledge sharing, opportunities for regional field trials, and transfer of the Center's research products to Taiwan vegetable producers.
World Vegetable Center Director General Marco Wopereis made a courtesy call to Taiwan’s Agriculture Minister Chi-Hung Tsao on 11 July 2016 at the Council of Agriculture in Taipei. They discussed topics of mutual interest and explored opportunities for collaboration. Jen-Pin Chen, Director General, Agriculture and Food Agency, Council of Agriculture; Yu-Tsai Huang, World Vegetable Center Board Chair; and Yin-Fu Chang, the Center’s Deputy Director General for Administration & Services also attended the meeting.