Inauguration: Regional Center of Innovation at Zamorano

When: Sept. 28, 2012
Where: Panamerican Agricultural School, Zamorano, in Honduras

Bienvenidos! Centro Regional of Innovacion en Zamorano logos: USAID, HortCRSP, ZamoranoEditor's note: Now called the Horticulture Innovation Lab Regional Center at Zamorano, this center launched while the program was called "Horticulture CRSP."

Horticulture CRSP is proud to celebrate the inauguration of the Horticulture CRSP Regional Center of Innovation at Zamorano, as a means of enhancing fruit, vegetable and flower production for smallholder farmers in Central America.

The new Horticulture CRSP Regional Center of Innovation at Zamorano brings together researchers, extension workers and members of the private sector to improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers and small businesses in the region. The center is a partnership between Zamorano, Horticulture CRSP and USAID and joins a network of three centers worldwide, each dedicated to serving as a hub for horticulture-related activities for nearby developing countries.

A Spanish-language event announcement and press release are available on the Zamorano website.

Highlights from the Inauguration

Presentations: The Need for Horticultural Innovation

Presentations: Role of the Horticulture CRSP Regional Center of Innovation at Zamorano

  • Technologies Developed at Zamorano (PDF) 
    Ernesto Garay, Zamorano
  • Semillias de Esperanza – Horticulture CRSP Project in Central America
    Francisco Javier Diaz, Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola (FHIA)
  • Discussion: Use of the Regional Center of Innovation by Regional Partners 
    Moderated by Dennis Ramirez, Zamorano, and George Wilson, North Carolina State University


More info: Horticulture Innovation Lab Regional Center of at Zamorano