Amazing things happen when private seed companies interact with public sector scientists to expand research horizons and explore joint opportunities for growth.
The Asia & Pacific Seed Association (APSA)/World Vegetable Center Vegetable Breeding Consortium held its second annual workshop on 16-17 May 2018 at WorldVeg headquarters in Shanhua, Taiwan. Fifty-two participants from 32 consortium companies across the region joined 37 WorldVeg staff for discussions, intensive seminars on the Center’s breeding work and other research, and in-field evaluations of tomato, pepper, and cucurbit crops.
APSA/WorldVeg Vegetable Breeding Consortium: A new chapter in a long relationship
The Asia & Pacific Seed […]
INAUGURAL BREEDING CONSORTIUM WORKSHOP -- 10-11 MAY 2017 -- WORLDVEG HQ: Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA) members with an interest in plant breeding for the development of improved vegetable varieties can now tap the knowledge and expertise of an internationally renowned leader in crop research by joining the APSA/WorldVeg Vegetable Breeding Consortium. Through the APSA/WorldVeg Vegetable Breeding Consortium, participating companies and WorldVeg researchers will have multiple opportunities to discuss and evaluate breeding approaches and discover new avenues to share data and progress. The Consortium will initially focus on tomato, pepper and cucurbits, but could broaden its scope to other crops later.
Ideas for collaboration germinated when representatives from eight seed companies—all members of the Asia & Pacific Seed Association (APSA)—and World Vegetable Center staff met for a roundtable discussion on 26 July 2016 at WorldVeg headquarters in Taiwan.
Asian Seed, the official publication of the Asia and Pacific Seed Association, featured an article about the AVRDC Genebank in its March/April 2014 issue.