Regional fact sheet: Horticulture Innovation Lab in Central America


As of February 2017: With funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Horticulture Innovation Lab has supported more than $7 million in horticultural research projects that affect smallholder farmers in Guatemala, Honduras and other Central American countries. Previously, the Horticulture Innovation Lab has examined aspects of seed systems, plant disease diagnostics, protected agriculture, postharvest practices, cooling technologies, food safety and agricultural extension.

During the Horticulture Innovation Lab’s current phase, projects include:

Horticulture Innovation Lab Regional Center at Zamorano

Hosted and led by a team at the Panamerican Agricultural School, Zamorano, this regional center serves as a hub for horticulture-related activities in Central America, particularly in Honduras and Guatemala. The center is also called El Centro Regional de Innovación para las Hortalizas y Frutas en Zamorano.

The center brings together key regional players to improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers, with innovative technologies that offer solutions for local horticultural needs. The center also builds capacity for fruit and vegetable research and development with regional partners and Zamorano.

This fact sheet also highlights some of the Horticulture Innovation Lab's partner organizations in Central America and is also available in Spanish.


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