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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

UH Manoa student Tia Silvasy discusses soil testing techniques with farmers and student volunteers in Nepal during a Horticulture Innovation Lab Trellis Fund project with CARD-Nepal.

Grad student helps with farmers' first soil tests in Nepal

Through our Trellis Fund, 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...

Recent blog posts:

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...

6 Key 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...

Should I use pest-exclusion nets? 7 tips from Sun Tzu's The Art of War

Researchers with the Horticulture Innovation Lab have used nets for pest management with various adaptations in Africa and Asia. Tips from our Regional Center at Kasetsart University in Thailand: 7 considerations in adopting nets for agriculture...

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...



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.