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Tanzania - AVRDC

World Vegetable Center

The World Vegetable Center Africa (AVRDC) in Arusha, Tanzania has hosted one high school intern since 2012.

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. Abdou Tenkouano, Dr. Chris Ojiewo and Ms. Nadine Kwazi - in the fields and villages in Arusha and Morogoro.

The students have the opportunity to travel around Tanzania with their host families and colleagues to visit Mount Kilimanjaro National Park and other local landmarks. They might also interact with smallholder rice and vegetable farmers as well as with Maasai herdsmen.

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