The World Vegetable Center provides opportunities for new scientists such as Master’s or PhD students and trainees such as undergraduates to either complete their theses or gain experience by participating in one of the Center’s ongoing research programs. Most come for 3 to 6 months and their expenses are paid by their employers, donors or themselves. While doing their research work they obtain practical skills to develop their scientific careers. These have included screening vegetable varieties for diseases, using molecular tools in breeding, developing natural pest control methods, analyzing nutritional properties of vegetables, vegetable value chain analysis, gender in vegetable value chains, adoption of vegetable technologies, etc.
The Center does not grant degrees, but collaborates with universities in many countries to make its facilities and expertise available to scholars interested in tropical vegetable research.
Please fill out the online application form to pursue training at the World Vegetable Center. The Center’s Training Coordinator will endeavor to match your interests with the appropriate Center scientist to negotiate a suitable training program.