ROLE OF EDUCATION IN TROPICAL HORTICULTURE
Horticultural crops such as fruits, vegetables, cut flowers and ornamental plants are gaining importance in the economy of South East Asian countries. Due to high market demand and nutrition, local consumption of horticultural products such as fruits and vegetables increases as income rises. At present, there is a strong liking for tropical fruits in foreign countries such as United States of America, Europe, Japan and the Middle East. There is a need for growers to produce high quality crops as well as to lower production costs. Trained people in horticulture are needed in S.E. Asian countries. Formal and informal training at the production site of tropical horticulture are suggested for scientists from the region. Cooperation of scientists in horticulture among various institutions in S.E. Asian countries must be strengthened. This can be done by exchanging staff and students among the countries. In the long term, the horticulture curriculum of various universities should be revised to make them of the same standard.
Subhadrabandhu, S. (1992). ROLE OF EDUCATION IN TROPICAL HORTICULTURE. Acta Hortic. 292, 275-280