AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

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History

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.

Aims

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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Activities

Research and development; training/education; guidance/assistance/consulting; knowledge management/information dissemination; events/meetings. Comprises the major global depository of vegetable germplasm (62,000 accessions). Annually supplies about 6,000 to 10,000 seed samples to university researchers, private companies, NGOs and others. Main research and development groups: biotechnology/molecular breeding; entomology; genetic resources and genebank management; nutrition; plant breeding; plant pathology; postharvest; socioeconomics; technology dissemination.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 13 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 15 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 9 countries
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Subjects *

  • Plant Life
    • Vegetables
  • Society
    • Disadvantaged
  • Amenities
    • Living Conditions
  • Health Care
    • Nutrition

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

D4635

Last News Received

18. Oct 2016
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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