21 November 2018: Mr. Osamu Koyama, Vice President, Dr. Kazuo Nakashima, Program Director for Stable Agricultural Production, and Dr. Ken Hoshikawa , Researcher, Biological Resources from the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Science (JIRCAS) visited WorldVeg HQ for two days to discuss research needs on vegetables for developing countries, develop collaborative research topics, and establish a joint workplan and official research agreement. (left to right): David Johnson, WorldVeg Deputy Directory General – Research; Dr. Nakashima; Marco Wopereis, WorldVeg Director General; Mr. Koyama; Dr. Hoshikawa.
22 November 2018: 44 students from the Farm Management Training Program, National Chiayi University, Taiwan, visited WorldVeg HQ and toured the Demo Garden and Genebank.
10 December 2018: Mr. Sharm De Alwis, owner of Onesh Agri Pvt. Ltd., Sri Lanka, Mr. Hemal Fonseka, Director of Research and Development for Onesh, in the company of Ms. Linda Chang, Ms. Candy Lee and Mr. Chin-Chia Hsu from Taiwan’s Known-You Seed Company, Ltd., met with WorldVeg plant breeders and toured the Genebank and Demonstration Garden.
7 January 2019: An 11-person delegation from Bioalpha Holdings Berhad, Malaysia (an integrated health supplement company), led by Chairman Tan Sri Adbul Rahman Bin Mamat, met with WorldVeg staff to discuss opportunities for collaboration.