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.
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.
“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.
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.