Connecting young people, women's groups, and smallholder farmers with markets and resources through research and collaborations is what Julio López Montes discusses in this five-minute lightning talk. López, of the Panamerican Agricultural School, Zamorano, is the director of the Horticulture Innovation Lab regional center in Honduras.
López discusses the larger problems that advancements in horticulture will work to address in Honduras: poverty, low income, and lack of knowledge. The regional center connects farmers to markets, provides technical information, holds capacity-building trainings, and researches crop solutions.
This presentation was given at the 2016 Horticulture Innovation Lab annual meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia.