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.
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.
New research supported by the Horticulture Innovation Lab at UC Davis aims to help farmers in Cambodia better integrate growing vegetables, raising livestock and maintaining healthy soil — all in the same place.
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.
Poon Kasemsap explains how axioms such as "the greatest victory is that which requires no battle" applies to pest-exclusion nets and reasons farmers might want to adopt nets as a pest management solution.
Karen LeGrand writes about her team's idea that when we focus work around the shared interests of a community, it can bring people together in participatory ways that result in innovation and sustainable change.
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.
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.