AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center
1971-05-22 Tainan Taiwan
Established 22 May 1971, Tainan (Taiwan), on acceptance of Charter and Memorandum of Understanding by representatives of 7 governments. Original mandate covered humid and semihumid tropics of Asia; from 1991, activities expanded to Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Original title: Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC) -- Centre asiatique de recherche et de développement dans le domaine des végétaux. Has been referred to in French as Centre de recherche et de développement sur les légumes en Asie.
Enhance nutritional well-being and raise incomes of poor people in rural and urban areas of developing countries through improved varieties and methods of vegetable production, marketing, distribution and consumption, taking into account preservation of the quality of the environment.
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Board of Directors; Director-General; Regional Offices (4); Research Units (12). Set up and administers 5 international regional research networks: E-XE4670 - ASEAN-AVRDC Regional Network on Vegetable Research and Development (AARNET).
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