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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.

Students selected for projects in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Nepal, Cambodia

Posted on January 19, 2017
The Horticulture Innovation Lab team has selected nine graduate students to support Trellis Fund projects in Africa and Asia in 2017. Through their work on the Trellis Fund projects, the graduate students will apply their agricultural expertise to support local organizations as they work together to help smallholder farmers better grow fruits and vegetables.

MásRiego project starts in Guatemala

Posted on August 03, 2016
Expanding irrigation and climate-smart farming to Guatemala

An international team led by UC Davis is working to connect 9,000 rural households in Guatemala with improved water management and climate-smart agriculture strategies, to increase food security and reduce poverty.

New report on horticulture in Guinea, after Ebola

Posted on December 16, 2015

In the wake of the Ebola outbreak, the Horticulture Innovation Lab was asked to evaluate fruit and vegetable production in Guinea, as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s ongoing response in the region.

Five more years for the Horticulture Innovation Lab

Posted on October 18, 2014
A new $18.75 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development will boost international fruit and vegetable research led by the University of California, Davis, extending the Horticulture Innovation Lab research program for five more years.

Program name change: Horticulture Innovation Lab

Posted on October 03, 2014
In 2014, the program originally called "Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program (Hort CRSP)" was renamed "Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture" (Horticulture Innovation Lab, for short).

New horticulture program to span globe

Posted on October 30, 2009
Intent on helping the world’s poorest people break out of a persistent cycle of poverty by producing and marketing high-value crops, the U.S. Agency for International Development has selected UC Davis to lead a new $15 million, five-year global Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program.

Horticulture CRSP Launch

Posted on October 28, 2009

The Horticulture CRSP team held a seminar on the UC Davis campus to officially launch the Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program. Dr. Larry Paulson and Jim Yazman from USAID in Washington, D.C.  participated in the launch and Dr.