The Horticulture Innovation Lab builds international partnerships for fruit and vegetable research to improve livelihoods in developing countries.
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Experts from Penn State and Zamorano keep the conversation going with highlights from their annual meeting presentation about gender-responsive projects. Read...
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June 30 is the deadline to submit abstracts for an ISHS symposium on postharvest quality, sponsored by the Horticulture Innovation Lab in Cambodia. Read...
The Horticulture Innovation Lab is working on a demonstration site near our UC Davis office to show visitors the tools and vegetables our team works with in developing countries. Read...
Videos from our partners highlight the work of James Simon and Stephen Weller with African indigenous vegetables in Zambia. Read and watch...
- New: Annual meeting in Zambia
Photos and presentations from our 2015 Annual Meeting, held June 8-10
- New: Crump honored by Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development
Our associate director received the AIARD Award for Distinguished Service
- Email newsletter restarted
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- Five new horticulture projects in developing countries
$4.2 million awarded to improve livelihoods of smallholder fruit and vegetable farmers
- Trellis Fund projects announced
Grad students will travel to support 14 new projects in developing countries
- Five more years of funding for the Horticulture Innovation Lab
Grant from USAID aims to build global food security through horticulture research
- 'Postharvest in Horticulture' event
Recap of Washington, D.C., event on reducing postharvest losses of high-value crops
- 'Horticulture: Key Opportunities for Nutrition' wrap-up
See presentations and event handouts about nutrition-sensitive horticulture
- Report: Advancing Horticulture in Central America
Report identifies constraints for growth — and recommendations for change — in the horticultural sectors of Honduras and Guatemala
- Annual meeting in Honduras
Posters, fliers and presentations from our 2014 conference
- View the Women Feeding the World online gallery at UC Davis
Our program co-sponsored and helped organize this project, highlighting women's roles in agriculture and nutrition
Our work is committed to these six pillars:
- Research across the horticultural value chain: Improving horticultural systems, from seed to consumption, as a result of collaborative research.
- Nutrition-sensitive horticulture: Improving the nutritional status of people as a result of including horticultural crops in diets.
- Empowering women and the most vulnerable: Increasing empowerment of women and disadvantaged groups working in horticulture.
- Innovation and scaling: Improving opportunities for smallholders and entrepreneurs in horticultural markets.
- Capacity building: Increasing capacity of scientists, development professionals, farmers, students, intermediaries, and institutions to address horticultural challenges.
- Sharing information: Improving access to reliable horticultural information.
Our program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. government's global hunger and food security initiative.