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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.

Seeking insights into integrated animal-horticulture systems

Posted on August 08, 2016
Understanding the socioeconomic feasibility and trade-offs involved in mixed crop-livestock farming systems — ones that specifically incorporate fruit and vegetable crops — is the focus of a new call for concept notes for a grant from the Horticulture Innovation Lab.

MásRiego project starts in Guatemala

Posted on August 03, 2016
Expanding irrigation and climate-smart farming to Guatemala

An international team led by UC Davis is working to connect 9,000 rural households in Guatemala with improved water management and climate-smart agriculture strategies, to increase food security and reduce poverty.

New funding for market-driven research on apricots, tomatoes

Posted on July 11, 2016
How to improve market opportunities for farmers growing tomatoes in West Africa and apricots in Central Asia are the main objectives of two new research grant opportunities from the Horticulture Innovation Lab. September 12 is the deadline for research proposals for these two projects, each with funding up to $300,000 over two years. U.S.-based researchers are invited to apply in partnership with international scientists and organizations.

UC Davis students selected as ‘Future Leaders’

Posted on May 18, 2016

Two UC Davis students — Elyssa Lewis and Kate Polakiewicz — were selected for a competitive student fellowship by the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD).

Thanks from Uganda: Why the Trellis Fund matters

Posted on May 17, 2016
We recently received an email from one of the first organizations to receive Trellis funding, a reminder of how big of a difference this small grant can make. The email from Uganda started with: