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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.

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On the Horticulture Innovation Lab Blog

DryCards pair a color guide with cobalt chloride strips, shown in English, Swahili, Spanish and French

Inventing a new, low-cost tool to indicate dryness

The DryCard™ is a new tool designed by by Horticulture Innovation Lab researchers, for farmers to more easily know if food is dry enough for safe storage. Read more...

Other recent posts

Seeking Trellis Fund grant proposals

April 3 is the deadline for organizations in developing countries to submit proposals for new Trellis Fund grants up to $4,000 each for 6-month projects. Read more...

All-Africa Postharvest Congress

The Horticulture Innovation Lab is one of the sponsors of the 1st All Africa Post Harvest Congress, with a technology challenge and special session on USAID-funded projects. Ways to participate...

Video: Irrigation solutions in Uganda

Kate Scow is a featured speaker at a conference on UN Sustainable Development Goals, so we revisit her lightning talk about irrigation and farmer-led innovation in Uganda. 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.