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Accomplishments from our global network in 2017

Posted on February 22, 2018
A brief annual report is now available from the Horticulture Innovation Lab, with contributions from all of the global network’s research teams and accomplishments from 2016-2017.

Young entrepreneurs help Guinea’s farmers access postharvest innovation

Posted on November 15, 2017
At 29, Fatoumata Cissoko dries pineapple for her business in West Africa and has already spent three years trying out different drying methods on her parents’ farm in Guinea. She is confident of the entrepreneurial opportunities that are found after harvest — and she is working to share her knowledge with more farmers.

Opening a center for horticulture innovations in Guinea

Posted on September 27, 2017
Andra Williams writes about progress in Guinea, where she has been working for the Horticulture Innovation Lab to help open a new horticulture training and services center, with young entrepreneurs called "AVENIR" agents.

How new apricot research can help farmers and reduce poverty in Tajikistan

Posted on July 27, 2017
Apricots offer farmers in southern Tajikistan a profitable opportunity — particularly when dried for export to foreign markets. An international team led by U.S. scientists is digging into a new research project to help, advancing the science behind growing, drying, and selling these golden fruits.

6 lessons from postharvest loss assessments in Rwanda

Posted on May 31, 2017
Gurbinder Gill highlights findings from a study of postharvest losses across four value chains in Rwanda, including tomatoes, peppers, bananas and sweet potatoes -- and what the findings mean for the horticulture sector.

7 ways that gender matters in western Honduras

Posted on May 26, 2017
Gender norms define the roles and responsibilities of women and men at the individual, household, community and societal level. Here are seven ways gender norms influence and pervade key aspects of food security.