The Horticulture Innovation Lab builds international partnerships for fruit and vegetable research to improve livelihoods in developing countries.
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From the Horticulture Innovation Lab Blog
Updates from the Horticulture Innovation Lab Demonstration Center on the UC Davis campus, with new vegetables, new visitors, and experiments in progress. Read more...
Other recent posts
New 5-minute video of a lightning talk given by Jim Nienhuis of UW-Madison on his Horticulture Innovation Lab project, Seedlings of Hope. Watch or read more...
A note from Eco-Agric Uganda, one of the first organizations awarded a Trellis Fund project, with details about the group's success after our seed funding. Read more...
Postharvest specialist Angelos Deltsidis observed farmers in Cambodia harvesting, packing, transporting, sorting and cooling their vegetables to provide advice for improving quality and reducing food losses. Read his insights on the blog...
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs recently featured an article lauding the success of a Horticulture Innovation Lab project in Zambia, led by Jim Simon of Rutgers. See more details...
- Two new grants available for research on apricots and tomatoes
We're seeking proposals 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.