From October 30, 2020, Marian van Leeuwen will chair the UPOV-TWV. The UPOV Technical Working Party for Vegetables (TWV) is the working group for the DUS research in vegetables. Naktuinbouw is pleased that Marian can use her many years of UPOV experience with this.
The Technical Working Party for Vegetables (TWV) of UPOV is an international working group of experts in DUS testing of vegetables. Any UPOV country can participate in the working group. UPOV is the worldwide organization for the promotion of Plant Breeders' Rights. More than 70 countries are participating.
During the meeting in May 2019 in Seoul, the working group unanimously accepted the proposal to succeed Romana Bravi from Italy. Marian will be chairing the working group for a period of 3 years. This has been advised by the TC (Technical Committee of UPOV) to the Council, the highest body of UPOV. Marian was appointed in October 2020.