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5 ways Trellis Fund grants generate impact

Posted on March 25, 2017
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.

Building trust in food systems – here and in Cambodia

Posted on February 22, 2017
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.

New call for Trellis Fund grant proposals

Posted on February 07, 2017
The Horticulture Innovation Lab invites organizations in developing countries to compete for new Trellis Fund grants up to $4,000 each for 6-month projects, to extend horticultural information to local farmers and stakeholders along fruit or vegetable value chains.

Event: First All-Africa Postharvest Congress

Posted on February 06, 2017
“Reducing food losses and waste: Sustainable solutions for Africa” is the theme of the first All Africa Post Harvest Congress and Exhibition. The conference will be March 28-31 in Nairobi, Kenya. The event will address aspects of postharvest management related to perishable crops, perishable animal products, non-perishable food commodities, capacity development, and related social issues that affect postharvest management.

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.

Event highlights UC contributions to Feed the Future

Posted on October 20, 2016

How new innovations and research from the University of California are helping to end global poverty and hunger was the focus of a standing-room-only event recently at UC Davis. Among the participants recognizing these efforts were representatives from the offices of U.S.

Nine new Trellis Fund projects awarded

Posted on September 19, 2016
The Horticulture Innovation Lab has announced nine new projects led by organizations in Africa and Asia as part of its Trellis Fund program.

Events launch irrigation project in Guatemala

Posted on September 19, 2016
Meagan Terry writes about opening activities for this new project focused on drip irrigation and conservation agriculture, including initial training activities and establishing a demonstration garden.

Welcome to Erin McGuire, new associate director

Posted on September 15, 2016
The Horticulture Innovation Lab's new associate director is an alumna of UC Davis, with a lifelong interest in farming and nutrition policy and international experience related to appropriate technologies and program evaluation.