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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's global research network advances fruit and vegetable innovations, empowering smallholder farmers to earn more income while better nourishing their communities.

Announcements from the Horticulture Innovation Lab:

On the Horticulture Innovation Lab Blog

UC Davis graduate student leads a workshop on pineapple postharvest practices in Uganda during a Trellis Fund project.

Video: UC Davis student connects with Ugandan farmers over pineapple postharvest practices

Short video and reflection from a UC Davis student who lead postharvest handling workshops in Uganda s part of a Trellis Fund project led by Ndibwami Integrated Rescue Project in 2017. Read more...


Recent blog posts:

UC Davis and Uganda students consider gender in irrigation design

What do gender norms have to do with designing irrigation technology? Together, students explore effective design processes for farmer-led innovation. Read more...

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...

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...

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...



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.