When: Sept. 28, 2012
Where: Panamerican Agricultural School, Zamorano, in Honduras
Editor'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.
Highlights from the Inauguration
Presentations: The Need for Horticultural Innovation
- Horticulture CRSP Regional Centers of Innovation Make Impact Worldwide (PDF)
Elizabeth Mitcham, Horticulture CRSP
- Horticultural Innovation in the 21st Century (PDF)
Michael Reid, Horticulture CRSP
- Challenges for Small-Scale Farmers in Horticulture (PDF)
Jorge Soto, USAID-ACCESO
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