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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)
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Postharvest in Horticulture:
Reducing losses and improving quality to capture high-value crops

"Postharvest in Horticulture" event July 24 in Washington, DC with USAID, Horticulture Innovatin Lab, UC Davis

The Horticulture Innovation Lab held a briefing about improving postharvest practices for horticultural crops, July 24 at the UC Washington Center in Washington, D.C.

The event brought together experts on new postharvest technologies, challenges and opportunities in improving postharvest practices, methods for scaling, and an overview of efforts to reduce postharvest losses and improve food safety in developing countries.

The event shared findings and lessons learned from the Horticulture Innovation Lab’s first five years of work. The Horticulture Innovation Lab viewed this event as a chance to share critiques and exchange questions that could shape future research in postharvest practices.

Event summary:

In case you missed it, or would like to share details with your colleagues, organizers have compiled an event summary (PDF) with highlights from the presentations and discussion. Speakers' presentations are also available:


Additional questions about the event can be directed to Caitlin Nordehn,

More Information

Projects: The Horticulture Innovation Lab builds international partnerships for fruit and vegetable research to improve livelihoods in developing countries. While many of the program's research projects focus on improving postharvest practices and food safety (see more postharvest-focused projects), here are some of the research projects that will be specifically highlighted at this event:

Technologies: The event will also include information on select postharvest technologies that have been tested, adapted and promoted by Horticulture Innovation Lab partners in various settings. Here are basic fact sheets (PDFs) about some of those technologies:

Find out more about our technologies, or browse other Horticulture Innovation Lab projects and partners.