The Horticulture Innovation Lab builds international partnerships for fruit and vegetable research to improve livelihoods in developing countries.
Announcements from the Horticulture Innovation Lab:
From the Horticulture Innovation Lab Blog
With additional funding from USAID/Guatemala, the Horticulture Innovation Lab is beginning a new $3.4 million project to expand use of conservation agriculture and drip irrigation. Read more...
Other recent posts
With laureates honored for work with Vitamin A-rich sweet potatoes, this year's World Food Prize has a tie to horticulture and nutrition. Beth Mitcham will also speak at the event. Read more...
Understanding the socioeconomic feasibility and trade-offs involved in mixed animal-horticulture systems is the focus of a new Horticulture Innovation Lab funding opportunity. Read more...
How to improve market opportunities for farmers growing tomatoes in West Africa and apricots in Central Asia are the main goals for two new grants from the Horticulture Innovation Lab. Read more...
- Call for concept notes: Integrated animal-horticulture systems
Sept. 19 is the deadline for concept notes about socioeconomic feasibility and trade-offs in smallholder systems with livestock and fruit or vegetable crops
- Call for research proposals: Apricots and tomatoes
Sept. 12 is the deadline to apply for two grants on postharvest handling, storage, transportation, processing and marketing to assist USAID missions
- Annual Meeting wrap-up
New videos, photos, blog posts and more from the annual meeting and the Symposium on Horticultural Science in Cambodia
- Rapid Assessment of the Horticulture Sector in Guinea
Our report and recommendations on fruit and vegetable production in Guinea is now available
- Horticulture technologies on display at UC Davis
Find out more about the Horticulture Innovation Lab's new demonstration center on the UC Davis campus
- Highlights from the annual meeting in Zambia
Articles, photos, presentations and more from our 2015 Annual Meeting
- Email newsletter restarted
Read it on the blog now, and subscribe to receive the next edition
- Five new horticulture projects in developing countries
$4.2 million awarded to improve livelihoods of smallholder fruit and vegetable farmers
- Trellis Fund projects announced
Grad students will travel to support 14 new projects in developing countries
- Five more years of funding for the Horticulture Innovation Lab
Grant from USAID aims to build global food security through horticulture research
- 'Postharvest in Horticulture' event
Recap of Washington, D.C., event on reducing postharvest losses of high-value crops
- 'Horticulture: Key Opportunities for Nutrition' wrap-up
See presentations and event handouts about nutrition-sensitive horticulture
- Report: Advancing Horticulture in Central America
Report identifies constraints for growth — and recommendations for change — in the horticultural sectors of Honduras and Guatemala
- Annual meeting in Honduras
Posters, fliers and presentations from our 2014 conference
- View the Women Feeding the World online gallery at UC Davis
Our program co-sponsored and helped organize this project, highlighting women's roles in agriculture and nutrition
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:
- Research across the horticultural value chain: Improving horticultural systems, from seed to consumption, as a result of collaborative research.
- Nutrition-sensitive horticulture: Improving the nutritional status of people as a result of including horticultural crops in diets.
- Empowering women and the most vulnerable: Increasing empowerment of women and disadvantaged groups working in horticulture.
- Innovation and scaling: Improving opportunities for smallholders and entrepreneurs in horticultural markets.
- Capacity building: Increasing capacity of scientists, development professionals, farmers, students, intermediaries, and institutions to address horticultural challenges.
- Sharing information: Improving access to reliable horticultural information.