AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center strives to find an effective and appropriate balance between research to produce technologies, and development to ensure impact.

The Center’s work is built around four global themes: Germplasm, Breeding, Production and Consumption, which address the entire vegetable value chain.

Our main research and development groups:

  • biotechnology/molecular breeding
  • entomology
  • genetic resources and genebank management
  • nutrition
  • plant breeding
  • plant pathology
  • postharvest
  • socioeconomics
  • technology dissemination

Supported by:

  • biometrics
  • editorial, library and conmmunication services
  • grants and partnership development