As of March 2017: With funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Horticulture Innovation Lab has supported more than $2 million in horticultural research projects that affect smallholder farmers in countries in southern Africa. Projects have included:
Agricultural marketing and market access:
- Strengthening the value chain for African indigenous vegetables in Zambia
- Improving vegetable quality through a collaboration with local tourist hotels in Zambia
- Evaluating support for smallholder production of paprika and tomatoes in Zimbabwe
Enabling environment and policy:
This fact sheet also highlights some of the Horticulture Innovation Lab's partner organizations from the region.