The Horticulture Innovation Lab builds international partnerships for fruit and vegetable research to improve livelihoods in developing countries.
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Three UC Davis graduate students shared their Trellis Fund experiences in Bangladesh, Malawi and Kenya in a recent newspaper article. Read...
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Farmers, students and scientists gathered at UW-Madison for a 9-day vegetable grafting workshop. Read more...
Director Beth Mitcham was honored as the Outstanding International Horticulturist by the American Society for Horticultural Science this month. Read...
The Horticulture Innovation Lab is working on a demonstration site near our UC Davis office to show visitors the tools and vegetables our team works with in developing countries. Read...
- Highlights from the annual meeting in Zambia
Articles, photos, presentations and more from our 2015 Annual Meeting
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- 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
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.
Our program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. government's global hunger and food security initiative.