Strengthening the research capacity of young horticulturists in Honduras is important for addressing the challenges and opportunities faced in that sector. This fellowship-oriented program provides seed funding to higher-education students in Honduras to conduct small-scale research projects across the horticulture value chain.
The project is led by Julio López of Panamerican Agricultural School, Zamorano, with support from Celia Trejo and Patricia Arce. The students selected for the fellowship will be enrolled in universities in Honduras.
Students in the fellowship program will be guided through a grant drafting and submission training program to increase capacity in applications for funding. Awarded applications will receive funding and expertise to implement research projects.
This project aims to enhance local capacity to address locally prioritized goals, including researching innovations for climate-smart agriculture, empowering youth, building resilience, boosting household income, improving access to nutritious fruits and vegetables, and promoting gender equity and youth engagement.