CHINESE TAIPEI: Breeders, researchers and seed company executives have gathered this week in Tainan, the southern city of Taiwan to participate in field demonstrations of new climate-resilient breeding lines as part of a vegetable seed consortium workshop. (Scroll down for more photos)
The workshop marks the formal start of the APSA WorldVeg Vegetable Breeding Consortium, in which members gain advanced-access to newly developed vegetable lines; namely tomato, pepper and cucurbit varieties that were bred to be resistant to multiple pests and diseases, as well as tolerant to other environmental stresses.
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Among the many benefits for Consortium members are generous discounts and preferential access to cutting-edge training and capacity-building opportunities.
Later this year, WorldVeg will organize the 36th International Vegetable Training Course (IVTC), which is offered in two modules, the first in November, and the second in December. Download brochure, or visit their website for more details. Following are photos from a field tour during the workshop in Tainan.