Poster for the immediate impact project on improving fruit postharvest quality through best management practices for perishable vegetable production in protective structures in Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.
The main goal of the project is to implement technologies to enhance bell pepper fruit yields and postharvest quality and to develop a comprehensive education and research network for protected agriculture information exchange among developing countries in Central America and the Caribbean. The project will be divided in two main components. Component 1 focuses on research and validation. Component 2 focuses on education, cooperation, and communication.
The implementation of this project will likely impact: a) the current production practices, b) the educational level of the participants and stakeholders, c) further integration of women in agribusiness, and d) the long term future of the protected agriculture vegetable industry in the region.