In Guatemala, nematodes have been blamed for cutting potato yields in half over the past 20 years. Researchers are connecting ‘fuzzy cognitive mapping’ with soil health practices to identify sustainable nematode management solutions.
Did you know the leaves of the sweet potato plant are also a tasty, nutritious food? In Ethiopia, where sweet potatoes can be a staple crop, a UC Davis student recently helped farmers reconsider their sweet potato crop in a new culinary light.
With nutrition in the spotlight at the Borlaug Dialogue, the Horticulture Innovation Lab joined with the World Vegetable Center and Catholic Relief Services to co-host a side event focused on horticultural crops.
A Horticulture Innovation Lab team hosted the first-ever “Rwanda Postharvest Week,” in Kigali recently, with five days of training and conference events culminating in the Postharvest Innovation Competition awards.