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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 student Chelsea Supawit planting seedlings in a garden bed at Horticulture Innovation Lab demonstration center

Visit our UC Davis demonstration center

With thriving vegetable seedlings from Africa and Asia, now is a great time for visitors to drop by the Horticulture Innovation Lab's demonstration center at UC Davis. Explore international agriculture at UC Davis...

Recent '5-Minute Lesson' blog posts:

6 Lessons from postharvest loss assessments

Postharvest losses in African agriculture are often estimated to be 30-40 percent. Our new project in Rwanda started with an in-depth field assessment of postharvest losses in four horticultural crops. Here are 6 key insights...

5 ways relationships advance innovation — and food safety

In Cambodia, a project focused on increasing "safe" vegetable value chains has focused on building relationships and trust to find appropriate solutions. Here are 5 ways this process promotes innovation...

7 Ways gender matters in Honduras

In Honduras, a project led by Penn State has surveyed more than 500 households to examine ways horticulture can empower women. Find out 7 ways gender norms make a difference...

5 Lessons for expanding drip irrigation

In Guatemala, our MásRiego project takes a holistic, business-driven approach to promoting drip irrigation and climate-smart practices with farmers. Here are 5 lessons learned so far...



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.