Building links with local research institutions
On 1 August 2018, the World Vegetable Center and the College of Bioresources and Agriculture (CBA) of National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan signed a Memorandum of Agreement for further research collaborations. WorldVeg Director General Marco Wopereis and Prof. Huu-Sheng Lur, Dean, CBA-NTU, signed the agreement on behalf of the two institutions.
Deputy Director General – Research David Johnson and Roland Schafleitner, Head, Molecular Genetics and Flagship Leader for Vegetable Diversity & Improvement gave presentations about the global activities of WorldVeg and ways NTU students can expand their education and career opportunities at WorldVeg. Attendees agreed to organize a meeting between scientists from NTU and WorldVeg to identify ideas for funding for joint projects. NTU is a member of the South-East Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), based in the Philippines.