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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Horticulture

Horticulture Innovation Lab

190 Env. Hort. Building
UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-3522 (phone)
(530) 752-7182 (fax)


The Horticulture Innovation Lab builds international partnerships for fruit and vegetable research to improve livelihoods in developing countries.

Announcements from the Horticulture Innovation Lab:

On the Horticulture Innovation Lab Blog

UC Davis Food Sciences grad student, Nick Reitz, lays out mango slices to dry in the UC Davis chimney solar dryer before traveling to Ghana.

Sharing postharvest knowledge, from classroom to mango farm

Q&A with a graduate student about his experiences working on a Trellis Fund project in Ghana, with a focus on food processing for mango farmers. Read more...

Recent blog posts:

Grad student helps with farmers' first soil tests in Nepal

A student from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa worked with the Center for Agricultural Research and Development (CARD-Nepal) to support a project focused on soil testing and nutrient management. Q&A and video about the student's experience...

Young entrepreneurs help Guinea’s farmers access postharvest innovation

We're working with a young, innovative team in western Africa to launch a horticulture center that shares profitable new tools and practices with rural farmers, in the wake of Ebola. Read on to meet one of the entrepreneurs...

Ugandan president commends students for irrigation innovation

Students and faculty at Busitema University in Uganda had a chance to show off their irrigation innovations and work with rural farmers to the president recently. Read and watch...

Drying beads help Bangladesh farmers access better seed

How has one of our private company partners helped improve more than 200 tons of vegetable seed in Bangladesh this year? Read to find out...



The Horticulture Innovation Lab is led by UC Davis and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. government's global hunger and food security initiative. Our work is committed to these six pillars:

Explore our projects around the world, or add your project to our map of horticultural projects.