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.
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.
As student manager of the Trellis Fund, Elyssa Lewis writes experiences and impacts from this program that matches graduate students to organizations in developing countries for short-term horticulture projects.
What is the role of trust in our food system? It can be easy to forget that trust is a critical first step in many agricultural relationships. Establishing trust between actors in a food system has been critical for a project in Cambodia focused on increasing availability of safe vegetables for Cambodian consumers.