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The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC)

AVRDC – the World Vegetable Center is the leading international center for vegetable research and development worldwide. It is a not-for-profit research institute focused on the alleviation of poverty and malnutrition in developing countries through the improved production and consumption of safe vegetables. Founded in 1971 as the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center with a mandate to enhance vegetable production in the Asian tropics, the World Vegetable Center now has a global role in promoting and supporting vegetable research and development in Africa, Asia, and other regions of the world.


The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC)
P.O. Box 42
P.O. Box 42 Tainan 741 Shanhua


Phone: +886-6-583-7801
Fax: +886-6-583-0009

email: avrdc(@)


  • Research

Focus of Research:

  • Genetic enhancement and varietal development of vegetables
  • Germplasm conservation, evaluation, and gene discovery
  • Nutritional security, diet diversification, and human health
  • Postharvest management and market opportunities
  • Seed and safe vegetable production systems

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