21 December 2017: Pete Brocklesby (left) a private agricultural technology developer, visited WorldVeg HQ with his associate Kaz Sugiura (center). They met with Ravishankar Manickam, Vegetable Grafting Scientist, and toured the Genebank and Vegetable Demonstration Garden.
11 January 2018: Ad van den Nieuwenhuizen (left), Breeding Manager Brassica/Manager R&D India and Evgeny Novoselov, Breeder Brassica/Breeding Brassica of Rijk Zwaan visited WorldVeg HQ. They were accompanied by Candy Chung from Ruihe Seeds Co., Ltd., the local distributor of Rijk Zwaan Taiwan. Ad visited the genebank, where he met Research Assistant Tien-hor Wu.
18 January 2018: 20 teachers from a counseling group on Natural Science Education in Taiwan visited WorldVeg HQ under the auspices of the Tainan City Government.
24 January 2018: Russell T. Caplen, Area Director for Taiwan, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Office, and Yen-Chi Chen, Agricultural Scientist, APHIS Office, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) visited WorldVeg HQ. They were briefed by Maureen Mecozzi, WorldVeg Director of Communications and toured the Genebank with Maarten van Zonneveld, Genebank Manager. They also held discussions with Deputy Directors General, David Johnson and Yin-Fu Chang, Virologists Lawrence Kenyon and Sophia Chan, and Plant Breeders Mohamed Rakha, and Sanjeet Kumar.
5 February 2018: A Taiwan Television Enterprise (TTV) TV crew including reporter Yu-jie Huang visited WorldVeg HQ to shoot a TV program “Hotline Tracking”. They interviewed Yin-Fu Chang, Deputy Director General, Administration and Services; WorldVeg tomato and pepper breeders Peter Hanson, Shu-fen Lu, Grace Hsu, Derek Barchenger, Susan Lin, and Vivian Wang; Genebank Manager Maarten van Zonneveld; and genebank scientists Sophie Chou and Yung-kuang Huang.