May 2023 APSA Seed Insights APSA - WorldVeg Consortium part 1

In this month's APSA Insights, Asian Seed heads to the World Vegetable Center's Headquarters in Tainan for the first of two parts of exclusive interviews with vegetable breeders to learn about the consortium's background, vision outlook and offerings. In this month's episode, APSA Technical Programs Manager Kunaporn Phuntunil sits down with WorldVeg Director General, Dr. Marco Wopereis, along with Flagship Program Leader - Vegetable Diversity & Improvement, Dr. Roland Schafleitner.

We also hear from reps of four of the consortium's longstanding members, including Lakshmi Narasimhaiah Madenahally  (Managing Director, Noble Seeds Pvt. Ltd); Thippeswamy Somanna (Vice President -Vegetable Crop Research, SeedWorks International Pvt. Ltd.);  Soichi Urashimo (Chief Breeder Fruit Vegetable division, Takii & Company, Ltd) and Fatkhu Rokhman (Senior General Manager R&D, PT. East West Seed Indonesia).