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Following vegetables from field to market in Cambodia

Posted on April 19, 2016
While in Cambodia, I visited a project working with women vegetable farmers who have been successfully practicing conservation agriculture. As a postharvest specialist, I have been advising the team remotely about postharvest handling and low-cost technologies.

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.