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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.

5 lessons for expanding drip irrigation among smallholder farmers

Posted on May 23, 2017
Meagan Terry writes about lessons learned from the MasRiego project in Guatemala, focused on drip irrigation and climate resilience. Though its name means “more irrigation” in Spanish, this project does more than just install drip irrigation systems.