The Horticulture Innovation Lab and Royal University of Agriculture present ...
Symposium on Horticultural Science | សន្និសីទសតីពី វិទាសាស្រសតសាកវប្បកម្ម
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When: March 18, 2016
Where: Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Horticulture Innovation Lab and the Royal University of Agriculture presented a Symposium on Horticultural Science on March 18, 2016, at the RUA campus in Phnom Penh.
The symposium included lectures about horticultural research, presented by an array of scientists from around the world, including Cambodian faculty.
Simultaneous translation was provided during the meeting. ការបកប្រែនឹងត្រូវបានផ្តល់។
Experts from UC Davis, RUA, Rutgers University, University of Florida, and the World Vegetable Center (AVRDC) spoke at the Symposium on Horticultural Science.
The day began with brief welcome speeches from Prof. Dr. Ngo Bunthan, rector of the Royal University of Agriculture, and Elizabeth Mitcham, director of the Horticulture Innovation Lab.
- Managing soil biology to increase agricultural production and sustainability
Kate Scow, University of California, Davis
- Value of medicinal plants – What is the evidence?
Jim Simon, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
- Challenges to safe vegetable production
Karen LeGrand, University of California, Davis
- Challenges in postharvest handling of tropical fruit
Beth Mitcham, University of California, Davis
- Strategies for cool storage of perishable crops
Michael Reid, University of California, Davis
- Global organic produce marketing
Ramu Govindasamy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
- Development of IPM strategies on field insect pests of cruciferous vegetables (Brassica spp.)
Khun Kimkhuy, Royal University of Agriculture
- Communicating with farmers – role of extension and information and communications technology (ICT)
Mark Bell, University of California, Davis
- Postharvest horticulture education, research and extension
Jun Acedo, AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center
- Horticulture in the trilateral project (US, Brazil, and beneficiary countries Mozambique, Haiti, Honduras)
Walter Bowen, University of Florida
- Drying seeds and produce
Johan van Asbrouck, Rhino Research
Additional presentations will be added to this website, once made available by the speakers.
About the Horticulture Innovation Lab
The Horticulture Innovation Lab builds international partnerships for fruit and vegetable research that improves livelihoods in developing countries. The program is led by UC Davis, with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, as part of the U.S. government's Feed the Future initiative.
The Horticulture Innovation Lab's network is built of many partnerships with universities, government agencies, and NGOs. In Cambodia, the Horticulture Innovation Lab has valuable partnerships with the Royal University of Agriculture, to advance horticultural innovations and support the needs of smallholder farmers who grow fruits and vegetables. Learn more about the Horticulture Innovation Lab's partners in Asia.
Learn more from the Horticulture Innovation Lab's projects in Asia fact sheet (PDF).
Other Horticulture Innovation Lab meetings in Cambodia
Earlier the same week, the Horticulture Innovation Lab hosted a series of meetings in Siem Reap as part of its annual meeting. These events focus on horticultural development activities in the region, updates from Horticulture Innovaiton Lab projects, a tour of local projects, and private meetings for the program's International Advisory Board and funded partners. These meetings are invitation-only. More information about the 2016 annual meeting in Siem Reap.
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