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Crump moves on, seeking new associate director

Posted on April 14, 2016

Amanda Crump, associate director for the Horticulture Innovation Lab, has announced she will be taking a new job as director of the Western Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center.

In memoriam: Norman Looney

Posted on April 12, 2016

Norman E. Looney, a tireless advocate for horticulture in developing countries and founding member of the Horticulture Innovation Lab’s International Advisory Board, died March 26 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was 77.

Students help students learn state-of-the-art science

Posted on April 07, 2016
In a classroom in Ghana, graduate student Dev Paudel from the University of Florida bent over computers with students and research assistants as they learned the basics of R, a free, open-source programming language for statistical analysis that he had installed on the computers earlier that week.

Building a solar dryer at Bangladesh Agricultural University

Posted on February 11, 2016
Elizabeth Mitcham recounts working with students and faculty members at Bangladesh Agricultural University to build a chimney solar dryer, as part of a project in Bangladesh focused on agricultural innovations and nutrition impacts.

New report on horticulture in Guinea, after Ebola

Posted on December 16, 2015

In the wake of the Ebola outbreak, the Horticulture Innovation Lab was asked to evaluate fruit and vegetable production in Guinea, as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s ongoing response in the region.

Thailand: Visiting Kasetsart University

Posted on December 11, 2015
Elizabeth Mitcham writes about a visit to Kasetsart University, including a tour of the Horticulture Innovation Lab's Regional Center with updates from the team.

Scholarship opportunity: Guatemalan to study at North Carolina A&T

Posted on December 09, 2015
Guatemalans interested in pursuing a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply for a fellowship package that will be part of an upcoming Horticulture Innovation Lab project in Guatemala, called MásRiego. Guatemaltecos/as interesados ​​en obtener un título de doctorado para solicitar un paquete de becas que formará parte de un nuevo proyecto del “Horticulture Innovation Lab” en Guatemala, llamado MásRiego.

Call for Trellis Fund project proposals

Posted on November 04, 2015

The Horticulture Innovation Lab is seeking project proposals from organizations in developing countries for small horticultural projects, through its Trellis Fund.