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As decided by the General Assembly of the VEGINET on November 11, 2009, the membership of the VEGINET will be open to organizations/institutions and individual scientists actively engaged in Vegetable and related R&D, Technology Development, Protection and Processing, Marketing, Planning and Policy formulation and management.


Member Developed country Developing country
Institutional Member US$ 1000 US$250
Member US$100 US$25
Founder member US$50 US$12.50
    INR 600/-


The Payment be made by Bank Demand Draft or Cheque in favour of Dr. Prem Nath Agricultural Science Foundation (Project VEGINET), SB. A/C No. 0417101040780 (for Rupees) or SB A/C No. 0417101039815 (for USD) and payable at Canara Bank, Vyalikaval, Bangalore 560 003, Karnataka, INDIA.


MMobilize adequate financial resources for support of joint projects at institutions in the VEGINET. This could be done from contribution of countries, bilateral and multilateral agencies for developing strategic plans, external funding, including public and private sectors.

Mandate & Strategy of VEGINET

  • Help identify priority areas for Development Research and formulate joint programmes of action to improve human competence to production, protection, processing marketing, distribution and better use of vegetables and other perishable produce as dietary components.
  • Help developing countries to formulate policy, design strategy and programmes of action nationally, inter-regionally and globally to increase availability of vegetables in a sustainable manner.
  • Using the existing Centers of Excellence build inter-institutional and inter-country networks to solve specific problems of mutual interest. The joint projects for solution of these problems should include professional bodies of scientists and technologists and associations of farmers, traders and industrialists. This will accelerate use of research results.
  • Facilitate creation of National and Regional Technology Exchanges for collection, retrieval, and dissemination of knowledge to the users.
  • Encourage, promote and facilitate international scientific and technological cooperation through exchange of personnel.
  • A publication exchange programme should be developed for newsletters, journals, reports, pamphlets and books in specific areas of Vegetable Science & Technology and related areas for institutions to help maintain closer links between them.
  • Provide assistance in building of new institutions and strengthening the existing ones for inclusion in the VEGINET, to deal with the problems where they actually exist.
  • Promote and strengthen center(s) or special programmes for human resource development in management of R&D, DR, institutions and also technology assessment competence within processing industries.
  • Create and maintain a global directory of professionals and/or establish a Human Resource Bank, from which expert consultants can be drawn by institutions and countries. Similarly, a directory of equipment manufacturers and suppliers should also be prepared. This can be covered by the existing institutions under contract and financed by advertisements and grants from the industry or bilateral agencies.
  • VEGINET can act as a consultative body on vegetable science, technology and related economic matters that have an international or inter-regional dimension.
  • Establish commissions and / or other functional bodies of VEGINET, to deal with specific scientific, technological and economic problems of the vegetable system.
  • Take on any other activity to deal with the problem of vegetable science & technology that would contribute to raising production, ensure better crop and product protection and help to raise farm incomes for improving the quality of life.
Management System & Executive Council


The General Assembly of VEGINET will be the policy making and programme planning body. It will have one representative of each member institution. The Executive Board, elected by the General Assembly will implement the decisions taken by the General Assembly and report to it. The primary duty of the Executive Board will be to conduct and manage all the official affairs of VEGINET between meetings of the General Assembly. This will include such specific responsibilities as preparation of budget, collection and disbursement of funds and supervision of its programme of work and of the VEGINET Secretariat. The Executive Board will also be authorized to take specific policy decisions which would be endorsed / ratified by the General Assembly.


Office Name Country
Chairperson Dr. Prem Nath India
Adviser Mrs. Alison Hodder FAO
Regional Vice Chairpersons Dr. Ahmed Moustafa
Dr. Michael Boehme
Dr. J.S. Dias
Dr. Ravza Mavlyanova
Dr. Usha R. Palaniswami
Secretary General (HQ) Dr. Anupam Varma India
Assistant Secretary General Dr. Aminuzzaman Talukder Cambodia
Treasurer Dr. O.P. Dutta India
Member representing different regions Dr. Acram Taji
Dr. O.O. Fadina
Dr. Grisana Linwattana
Dr. Fu. Zetian
Dr. San San Yi

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