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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

Nick Reitz, UC Davis grad student, lays out mango slices to dry in the UC Davis chimney solar dryer before traveling to Ghana

Sharing postharvest knowledge, from classroom to mango farm

Q&A with a graduate student about his experiences working on a Trellis Fund project in Ghana, with a focus on food processing for mango farmers. Read more...

Recent blog posts:

Inspiring students to help farmers in developing countries

Graduate students are invited to apply for 15 new Trellis Fund projects in Africa and Asia, along with some background and the program. Watch the video and share with students...

Opening a center for horticulture innovations in Guinea

In the wake of Ebola, we led a rapid assessment of horticulture in Guinea. Now we are working to open a horticulture center there, with leadership from young entrepreneurs and extension agents. Read about the progress so far...

Grad student helps with farmers' first soil tests in Nepal

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...

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...



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.