National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) and the World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to conduct joint vegetable research and development to transform food systems towards greatly improved human health outcomes and vastly reduced environmental footprints.

NCHU President, Dr. Fuh-Sheng Shieu, said the MOU will allow students to expand their international agricultural experience and nurture well-rounded agricultural talent for Taiwan through interactive learning with WorldVeg.

Dr. Yann-Rong Lin, WorldVeg Deputy Director General – Partnerships said global agricultural production increasingly encounters harsh challenges from climate change and that food crises may occur at any time. Imbalanced diets have serious health implications, she noted, emphasizing the need for a shift to healthier diets.

NCHU and WorldVeg established the international cooperation alliance to ensure Taiwan students are prepared to assume the responsibilities of global citizens working toward global food security. “Their participation in research and promotion of vegetables can enhance public health and strengthen domestic and international collaboration,” said Dr. Fuh-Jyh Jan, Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources of NCHU.

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