Project proposal for a Collaborative Network for Vegetable Research and Development in the Southern Africa Region (CONVERDS). The proposal followed a decision by the CGIAR in May 1989 to commence internationalizing vegetable research in sub-Saharan Africa. The CGIAR Secretariat organized a project identification mission carried out by AVRDC, ISNAR, and the Southern African Center for Cooperation in Agricultural Research (SACCAR). The proposal was the subject of a regional workshop in Arusha, Tanzania in July 1990. Details of the workshop are contained in Annex I. The document details the network's mandate, objectives, and governance and management structure, as well as functions, priorities, and expected outputs.