This project engages youth in gender-inclusive horticultural enterprise through the identification of profitable opportunities and creation of an effective funding policy framework, thus empowering young entrepreneurs to select and run successful horticultural businesses.
Focused on improving the income and livelihoods of local producers, this project identifies protective structures that maximize horticultural production and quality, and enhancements for access to postharvest technology and market linkages.
This project focuses on enhancing urban and peri-urban community access to nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, while creating employment opportunities for the local community, and promoting women and youth entrepreneurship development.
Solomon Walelign, International Center for Evaluation and Development
Focused on a successful transition for women small-scale producers in their shift from staple to horticulture production, this project examines the trade-offs across nutritious diet, income, land use and time availability, for small-scale producers in Kenya.
Willis Owino, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
A project focused on the impacts of long and short horticultural value chains on nutrition, economic and social outcomes, and the utilization of information communication technologies (ICTs) within these value chains, to determine the interventions and innovations required to achieve specific outcomes and avoid harmful unintended scaling outcomes.
Through identification of practices to reduce pre- and post- harvest losses, along with effective marketing and market access strategies of vegetables, this project will improve household nutrition, increase sales, and elevate the household income status of women small-scale vegetable producers.
Julio López Montes, Panamerican Agricultural School, Zamorano
A fellowship-oriented program that provides seed funding to higher-education students in Honduras to conduct small-scale research projects across the horticulture value chain. Students will be guided through a grant drafting and submission training program to increase capacity in applying for funding. Awarded applications will receive funding and expertise to implement research projects.
To improve food system outcomes, such as accessible and affordable healthy diets, this project explores the role of mid-stream actors in alleviating value chain challenges that impact the affordability and availability of healthy and safe foods for urban consumers.
Mumina Shibia , Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
A project focused on improving the livelihoods of small-scale producer women and youth farmers through increasing productivity, reducing postharvest losses, and enhancing market access to African indigenous vegetables (AIVs).
This project provides employment opportunities in the horticulture sector through youth engagement with climate-smart soil management practices and digital tools to enhance African indigenous fruit and vegetable (AIFV) production.
Ram Khadka, Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC)
To ensure long-term food and nutritional security for marginalized farmers in Nepal, this project focuses on developing cost-effective and environmentally friendly techniques that will increase vegetable production yields.
Providing a deeper understanding of the significant role African indigenous fruit and vegetable (AIFVs) have in global food and nutrition security, this project investigates how actors along the value chain can increase income through enhanced production and consumption of and AIFVs in Ghana and Mali.
Rolando Cifuentes, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG)
For highland farmers who face elevated risks due to climate change, this project identifies the most effective protective structures, irrigation technologies, and harvest as well as postharvest management practices to ensure the production of high-quality, safe, and nutritious produce.
This project's goal is to introduce novel technologies that will improve production practices and reduce postharvest losses in Guinea. These technologies will be delivered through a market-driven and youth-led Horticulture Training and Services Center in Kindia, Guinea.