stories from the March 2019 Fresh

Taipei architecture firm wins contract for World Vegetable Center research infrastructure modernization

EDS (Environmental Dimension Studio) International, a Taipei-based architectural firm, was awarded a contract to develop plans and oversee significant elements of a major construction project to modernize the research infrastructure of the World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) headquarters in Shanhua, Taiwan. The contract was signed by EDS Principal Architect Yuan-Liang Tsai and WorldVeg Director General Marco Wopereis. The Taiwan Council of Agriculture (COA) is providing US$ 22 million (NT$ 660 million) for the Research Infrastructure Modernization (RIM) project. Improvements will include a new seed treatment facility, capacity for field phenotyping, and upgraded laboratory facilities.“We’re grateful to Taiwan COA for the financial support that will allow us to start making our vision of a modern open science center for vegetable research a reality,” Wopereis said.

2019-04-11T06:21:43+00:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: In Brief, MAR2019|Tags: , , |

A difficult moth to manage

More than 70 researchers from around the world gathered at World Vegetable Center headquarters in Shanhua, Taiwan from 4-8 March 2019 to participate in the 8th International Conference on Management of the Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Insect Pests, organized in conjunction with Cornell University.

2019-04-11T06:29:20+00:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Headquarters, In Brief, MAR2019|Tags: |

AARDO and WorldVeg renew MoU

MoU RENEWED: The Afro-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) and WorldVeg renewed a Memorandum of Understanding on 19 February 2019 to explore opportunities and coordinate efforts to address sustainable diversification of food systems, good agricultural and manufacturing practices, and safe and sustainable development of vegetable value chains. The ultimate objective of this collaboration is to contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG1 and SDG2. AARDO, formed in 1962, is an inter-governmental organization with 17 members from Africa, 14 from Asia, and 2 associate members.

2019-04-11T06:14:01+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Briefing, In Brief, MAR2019|Tags: |