52nd Board of Directors Meeting

(front row, left to right) Sophia Kaduma, Julie Howard, David Sammons, Junne-Jih Chen, Buncha Chinnasri, Myoung Rae Cho, Gordon MacNeil (back row, left to right) Cathy Reade, Marlis Lindecke, Masa Iwanaga, Marco Wopereis, Jen-Pin Chen, Hsueh-Shih Lin

The World Vegetable Center Board of Directors held its 52nd meeting in conjunction with the 2017 Global R & D Week, 4-8 December 2017 at WorldVeg headquarters in Taiwan. The dual event gave board members the opportunity to interact with staff, engage in meaningful discussions, and provide perspective on the Center’s new direction.

Board members David Sammons (USA), Dae Geun Oh (Korea), Takashi Hamada (Japan) and Vivencio Mamaril (Philippines) completed their terms. The Center is grateful for their service and thoughtful advice over the years.

Incoming members are Myoung Rae Cho, Director General, Department of Horticultural Crop Research, National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science Rural Development Administration (Korea); George Culaste, OIC-Director Bureau of Plant Industry, Department of Agriculture (Philippines); Bonnie McClafferty, Director, Food Value Chain, GAIN (USA); and Shigehiro Nishiumi, Deputy Representative, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (Japan).

2017 Global R & D Week

Eighty-eight WorldVeg staff representing more than 25 countries traveled to Taiwan to participate in the 2017 Global R & D Week to propose ideas, debate issues, and plan activities for the coming year. The intensive presentations and discussions brought forward many new concepts to explore. All enjoyed the chance to meet face-to-face with colleagues and work together on a research agenda that will lead to healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods for small-scale farmers and their families.