The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC) organizes the 34th International Vegetable Training Course on 14 September – 4 December 2015. It aims to enhance technical, scientific and managerial skills of the participants to contribute to sustainable development of their countries through increased production and consumption of health-promoting vegetables. The training emphasizes advanced and sustainable vegetable production and postharvest technologies, farmer education, marketing, and human health and nutrition. In addition, the training will enhance awareness and understanding of emerging global development issues and technologies.

The three one-month modules can be taken singly or as a whole:

Module I: From Seed to Harvest (14 September – 9 October 2015)
Module II: From Harvest to Table (12 October – 6 November 2015)
Module III: Sustainable Development (9 November – 4 December 2015)

Who should attend
Researchers and extensionists from national and international agricultural research institutes, universities, non-governmental organizations and policy makers.

Participants will be housed in single apartments close to the training venue with equipped facilities and free internet.

Course fee
Modules can be taken singly or as a whole. The fees are as follow:

One modules (any of the tree modules)     USD 2,400

Two modules (any combination)                  USD 4,500

Three modules (full course)                            USD 6,600

The fee covers tuition, board and lodging, course materials, local transportation and in-country accident and health insurance.

For more information, please visit or to register:

Download the course brochure
Download the application form