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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Horticulture

Our partners

The Horticulture Innovation Lab is managed by a team at the University of California, Davis, with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development as part of the U.S. government's Feed the Future initiative. We partner with U.S. universities, international researchers, non-governmental organizations, national agricultural research institutes, private enterprise and foreign universities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Together, we collaborate on horticultural research that improves livelihoods in developing countries.

The Horticulture Innovation Lab partners with top scientists- click for fact sheet

Two-sided fact sheet with the program's PIs and partner organizations.

It is important to note that the Horticulture Innovation Lab continues to further strengthen the capacity of our research network with new collaborators. Our list of partners below is not intended to be definitive, but to provide a scope of some of our collaborations to date. Please join our email list or check back on our website for future opportunities to partner with us.

The Horticulture Innovation Lab Partners fact sheet (PDF) includes basic information about some of our recent principal investigators, as well as organizational partnerships.

UC Davis and institutional partners

At UC Davis, the program is housed within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, in the Department of Plant Sciences, with support from the International Programs Office. Please see our team directory for information about individuals in the management entity.

The program is awarded to UC Davis in partnership with three additional universities:

Experts at these universities serve on the program's International Advisory Board and participate in various Horticulture Innovation Lab activities. Students from partner institutions are also invited to participate in Trellis Fund projects.

U.S. university primary project partners

So far, the Horticulture Innovation Lab has funded projects led by principal investigators from 16 public U.S. universities, including:

Researchers from additional U.S. universities have also participated on projects (though not PIs).

International partners

Our international partners cover many different regions of the world and include numerous farmers and leaders beyond the organizations listed below. The organizations listed below have been either co-principal investigators or collaborators on a Horticulture CRSP or Horticulture Innovation Lab project, to date.


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South and Southeast Asia

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Latin America and the Caribbean

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Europe and United States (see above too)

Looking for a collaborator?

We also maintain a list of potential collaborators, organizations and researchers who are seeking partners for horticultural projects. Please feel free to use this list to find new contacts for projects. The list also includes directions for submitting your name to be included as a potential collaborator.