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Thailand - AVRDC

World Vegetable Center

The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC) in Kamphaeng Saen, Thailand has hosted one high school intern since 2013.

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 the AVRDC work alongside renowned international researchers and experts - like Dr. Narinder Dhillon, Ms. Supunsa Phethin and Ms. Sheila de Lima - in the fields and villages in Kamphaeng Saen near Kasetsart University.

The students have the opportunity to travel around Thailand with their host families and colleagues to visit Bangkok and famous landmarks like the Chatuchak Market (Thailand's largest market), the historic city of Ayutthaya, and the scenic beaches at Ao Manao Pranchuap Khiri Khan.

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Student Research Projects

Crocidolomia, Cabbage, and Culture (2016)

Field Evaluation of Global Bitter Gourd Germplasm for Various Horticultural Traits (2013)

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