Future directions and survey results


Presentation on future directions of the program with some survey results, presented by Elizabeth Mitcham and Mark Bell at the 2013 annual meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.

Future plans for the program will be shaped by:

  1. Identified needs and opportunities
  2. Input of partners and USAID missions
  3. Input of International Advisory Board members
  4. USAID RFA and proposal process

Research focus: Which crops/topics? Principles should be relevant to broad range of crops and regions.

Survey topics mentioned: postharvest, business development and marketing, extension and scaling up, plant stress.

Themes for Focus:  Nutritional value of horticulture,Crop System Packages (Recommendations), Scale up, Center Activities and Impact.