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RECENT VISITORS

5 February 2018: Reporter Yu-jie Huang from Taiwan Television Enterprise (TTV) TV visited WorldVeg HQ to shoot a TV program “Hotline Tracking”. She interviewed Yin-Fu Chang, Deputy Director General, Administration and Services, and WorldVeg Tomato and Pepper Breeders Peter Hanson, Shu-fen Lu, Grace Hsu, Derek Barchenger, Susan Lin, Vivian Wang, Genebank Manager Maarten van Zonneveld, and Genebank Scientists Sophie Chou and Yung-kuang Huang.

12 February 2018: Bonnie Tai, Director, Educational Studies, Education Faculty, College of the Atlantic, USA visited WorldVeg HQ.

21 February 2018: Mohammad Abdollahi, Professor of Plant Pathology, Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Yasouoj University, Iran came to WorldVeg HQ to meet with WorldVeg Virologists Lawrence Kenyon, Sophia Chan and Plant Breeders Mohamed Rakha and Derek Barchenger to discuss eco-friendly disease control measures.

23 February 2018: 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 HQ and stopped to view the keyhole gardens in the Demonstration Garden.

6 March 2018: A 9-person delegation led by Mr. Le Van Tam, Chairman of Lam Son Sugar Cane Company, Vietnam visited WorldVeg HQ. The delegation was organized by the Vietnam Mission in Taipei.

15 March 2018: An agricultural delegation from the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation (IALF) USA, organized by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) visited WorldVeg HQ. They were accompanied by Andrew Anderson-Sprecher, Deputy Chief, and Chiou-Mey Perny, Specialist from the Agricultural Section, AIT.

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6 March 2018: Mark Petry, new Agricultural Section Chief at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) accompanied by several AIT and COA staff visited WorldVeg HQ to become more familiar with WorldVeg and US-Taiwan collaborative projects.

12 March 2018: Martha Rosemeyer, Member of the Faculty, Ecological Agriculture and Food Systems, Sustainability and Justice Planning Unit, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA, USA and three colleagues visited the Center. They were briefed by Maureen Mecozzi, WorldVeg Director of Communications and toured the Genebank with Genebank Researcher Yung-kuang Huang. They also held discussions with Plant Breeders Sanjeet Kumar, Derek Barchenger, and Entomologist Srini Ramasamy. Dr. Rosemeyer gave a seminar on The Agroecology of Traditional Mulch-Based Agriculture in Central America.

12 March 2018: Henry H Chen (left), Counsellor and Director, Science and Technology Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India (TECC) visited WorldVeg HQ to hold discussions with Director General Marco Wopereis, Deputy Director General – Research David Johnson, Deputy Director General – Administration and Services Yin-Fu Chang, and Human Resources Director IR Nagaraj.

13 March 2018: A 6-person delegation led by Magdalena Józefecka, Director of Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Poland visited WorldVeg HQ. The visit was organized by the Council of Agricultural Taiwan.

15 March 2018: Seven students and two professors from the University of Idaho, USA organized and accompanied by Yo-Chi Tsai, Coordinator, Office of International Affairs, National Chiayi University, Taiwan visited WorldVeg HQ.

21 March 2018: Vergel Concibido, global agronomy program lead for Sensient Colors, LLC, St. Louis, MO, USA visited WorldVeg HQ. He held discussions with Entomologist Srinivasan Ramasamy, and Plant Breeders Peter Hanson, Sanjeet Kumar, Mohamed Rakha, and Derek Barchenger to explore potential research and development collaboration with the Center. Dr. Concibido gave a presentation to WorldVeg staff on Farming for Colors.