31 January 2019: A 4-person delegation from National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan led by Ing-Ming Chiu, Distinguished Investigator, Regenerative Medicine Research, visited WorldVeg HQ to learn about the Center’s research activities and facilities, especially our current breeding research. (Left to right): Ing-Ming Chiu, Distinguished Investigator, Regenerative Medicine Research, NHRI, Taiwan; Teresa Liang, WorldVeg Manager – Scientific Events and Training Courses; Mrs. Mei-Ching Chiu; Katherine Chiu, Hudson River Valley Farm, Poughkeepsie, New York; and Abe Young, Family Practice Physician, New York.
4 March 2019: Luhan Isaac Siman, Agronomist and Research & Product Development Assistant and Luis Gustavo de Souza, Agronomist and Product Development Coordinator from Feltrin Seeds, Brazil visited WorldVeg again after visiting the Center last February to discuss newly developed blocky and bell sweet pepper inbred lines with Pepper breeders Sanjeet Kumar and Derek Barchenger. They also received briefings on WorldVeg breeding consortia currently operational for private seed companies in Asia from Mandy Lin, Manager – Private Sector Relations, and in Africa from Teresa Liang, WorldVeg Manager – Scientific Events and Training Courses.
11 March 2019: Professor Stanton Bruce Gelvin and his wife Dr. Lan-Ying Lee from Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, USA visited WorldVeg HQ and toured the Demo Garden and Genebank.
13 March 2019: A 7-reporter delegation of “New Southbound Policy to-Target Country Reporter Group” organized and accompanied by S.J. Hsiao, Foreign Affairs Service Division, Department of International Communication, Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited WorldVeg HQ.
29 March 2019: 21 International students from 9 countries (Algeria, Bangladesh, Burundi, Indonesia, Japan, Kingdom of Eswatini, Korea, Tanzania, and Uganda) led by Professor Hui-Dun Chuang from Chang Jung Christian University visited WorldVeg HQ. They toured the Vegetable Demonstration Garden and Genebank.