World Vegetable Center
The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC) in Shanhua, Taiwan has hosted twelve high school interns since 2006.
Established in 1971, the AVRDC works to alleviate poverty and malnutrition through the increased production and consumption of safe vegetables.
The AVRDC carries out research and development in health policy, climate change, malnutrition, and women's livelihood improvement.
Headquartered in Shanhua, Taiwan, the AVRDC also has research centers in Thailand, India, and Tanzania, among other countries.
Interns at AVRDC work alongside renowned international researchers and experts - like Dr. Dyno Keating, Dr. Robert de la Pena, and Dr. Kadirvel Palchamy - at the Wu Ling Farms field site and the AVRDC's research labs in Shanhua.
The students also have the opportunity to travel around Taiwan with their host families and colleagues to see dragon boat races, the night markets, Cing-An temple, Shanhua Cattle Mound, Shen Guangwen monument, Shanhua sugar refinery, and theatrical plays in Tainan.
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