VEGETABLE SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK (VEGINET)
About 700 participants from 37 countries across the globe, of the International Conference on Vegetables held on 11-14 November, 2002, at Bangalore, India, discussed over 600 papers and posters presented on its 13 theme areas of scientific, technological and economic importance. It was recognized that this large body of knowledge and much more that is globally available now and in the future should be collected, consolidated and easily retrieved and shared for appropriate use by the stakeholders. Therefore, the General Assembly of the Conference ICV-2002 decided to establish the Vegetable Science International Network (VEGINET). The goal of VEGINET is to strengthen partnership and inter-institutional cooperation among the member organizations of the vegetable sector towards improved production and utili¬zation of vegetables. The main objectives are to strengthen/promote vegetable research and development by facilitating inter- and intra-regional and inter-institutional cooperation; promote partnership between public and private sector for improving vegetable production; facilitate development of human resources; promote improved and sustainable production of vegetables for food; develop a collaborative network for dissemination of information among the member organizations; and facilitate building of a sustainable infrastructure from farm-to-the-consumer and processor. The rising challenge, structure and membership, partnership, human resource development, mandate and strategy, activities, and resource generation of the VEGINET are explained in this presentation.
Prem Nath, (2007). VEGETABLE SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK (VEGINET). Acta Hortic. 731, 55-58
international collaboration, research database