19 April 2019: 23 trainees from 20 Countries (including Belize, Brazil, Fiji, Honduras, Indonesia, Jordan, Kingdom of Eswatini, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tuvalu, and Vietnam) visited WorldVeg HQ. They participated in the “Workshop on Agricultural Biodiversity Promotion” organized by the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF), Taiwan. They were accompanied by 5 staff from ICDF’s International Education and Training Department.
26 April 2019: 30 international undergraduate students and master’s students from Honduras, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Nicaragua, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Vietnam led by Chifumi Takagi, Assistant Professor of International Master Program of Agriculture of National Chung-Hsing University visited WorldVeg HQ.
8 May 2019: Anand Kumar Singh (right), Deputy Director General (Horticultural Science), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India visited WorldVeg HQ and stopped by the genebank for a chat with Genebank Manager Maarten van Zonneveld.
15-18 May 2019: The Da-Ai TV crew led by Hong-li Chen filming a TV program “Da-Ai Record” at WorldVeg HQ. The program length regarding the Center is about 15-20 minutes and includes interviews with WorldVeg scientists, APSA-WorldVeg workshop activities, genebank (storage introduction and seed processing activities), insectary, current WorldVeg research activities and recreation time — soccer match after work.
20 May 2019: Kyung-Tae Oh, President of Institute of Planning and Evaluation for Technology in Food, Agriculture and Forestry (iPET); Young-Joon Han, Director of Golden Seed Project, iPET; and Si-Hyeung Yi, Senior Researcher of Project planning Office iPET, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Korea visited WorldVeg HQ.
30 May 2019: 27 participants of the FFTC-NPUST-TARI-WorldVeg International Symposium on “Smart Agriculture for Environmentally and Consumer Friendly Food production” at NPUST, Pingtung, Taiwan visited WorldVeg HQ.