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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

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

DryCard wins postharvest innovation competition in Africa

The DryCard beat out more than 200 entries to win the grand prize in the All Africa Postharvest Technologies and Innovation Challenge. Read more...

Other recent posts

Meet Archie Jarman, our new program officer

Q&A with Archie Jarman about his background in international development and his new role coordinating the Horticulture Innovation Lab's Regional Centers. Read...

Inventing a new, low-cost tool to indicate dryness

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

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:

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