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
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
Q&A with Archie Jarman about his background in international development and his new role coordinating the Horticulture Innovation Lab's Regional Centers. Read...
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...
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...
- 2017 Annual Meeting in Guatemala
Presentations from the recent Horticulture Innovation Lab events in Guatemala
- Highlights from 2015-2016 Annual Report
Read a quick summary of successes or download the whole annual report
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.