Horticulture Innovation Lab Projects

Strengthening the value chain for orange and purple sweet potatoes in Ghana

Strengthening the value chain for orange and purple sweet potatoes in Ghana

Strengthening the value chain for orange and purple sweet potatoes in Ghana

Improving postharvest practices with local market support in Zambia

Evaluating cooling and drying technologies in various climates in Tanzania, Ghana, Honduras, Guatemala, Thailand

Evaluating cooling and drying technologies in various climates in Tanzania, Ghana, Honduras, Guatemala, Thailand

Evaluating cooling and drying technologies in various climates in Tanzania, Ghana, Honduras, Guatemala, Thailand

Evaluating cooling and drying technologies in various climates in Tanzania, Ghana, Honduras, Guatemala, Thailand

Evaluating cooling and drying technologies in various climates in Tanzania, Ghana, Honduras, Guatemala, Thailand

Improving vegetable quality with local market support in Zambia

Integrating Rooibos tea farmers with fair-trade markets in South Africa

Improving marketing capacity for specialty crops in Ghana

Introducing new seed storage technologies in Nepal, Thailand, India

Developing training materials to improve postharvest practices in Honduras and Guatemala

Developing a concentrated solar dryer in Tanzania

Developing a concentrated solar dryer in Tanzania

Led by Diane Barrett,

Women carry out most production of horticultural crops in Tanzania and other developing countries. Harvest periods are short but less than 1% of the crop is processed for off-season consumption.

Tanzania

Evaluating local tomato and chili varieties for disease resistance in Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador

Evaluating local tomato and chili varieties for disease resistance in Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador

Evaluating local tomato and chili varieties for disease resistance in Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador

Developing a postharvest alternative to fungicide in Sri Lanka

Developing a postharvest alternative to fungicide in Sri Lanka

Led by Robert Paull,

This project brings together two parallel research programs for collaboration — one in Sri Lanka using natural coating and herbal extracts and another in Hawaii to use natural epiphytic microorgani

Sri Lanka

Strengthening farmer groups to increase fruit and vegetable production in Uganda

Training plant diagnosticians across Latin America

Training plant diagnosticians across Latin America

Training plant diagnosticians across Latin America

Training plant diagnosticians across Latin America

Training plant diagnosticians across Latin America

Training plant diagnosticians across Latin America

Training plant diagnosticians across Latin America

Demonstrating low-cost cooling technology in Uganda, Honduras and India

Demonstrating low-cost cooling technology in Uganda, Honduras and India

Demonstrating low-cost cooling technology in Uganda, Honduras and India

Improving bell pepper production in passively ventilated structures in Latin America

Improving bell pepper production in passively ventilated structures in Latin America

Improving bell pepper production in passively ventilated structures in Latin America

Improving bell pepper production in passively ventilated structures in Latin America

Improving bell pepper production in passively ventilated structures in Latin America

Increasing production of indigenous African leafy vegetables in Kenya

Delivering food safety education through social networks in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua

Delivering food safety education through social networks in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua

Delivering food safety education through social networks in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua

Improving tomato production through local GAPs in Nigeria

Improving tomato production through local GAPs in Nigeria

Led by Sally Miller,

This project enhances regional and international trade in Nigerian tomatoes by developing a science-based good agricultural practices (GAPs) curriculum and training programs to improve production,

Nigeria

Increasing nutrients in traditional diets with orange-fleshed sweet potatoes in Ghana

Increasing nutrients in traditional diets with orange-fleshed sweet potatoes in Ghana

Increasing nutrients in traditional diets with orange-fleshed sweet potatoes in Ghana

Expanding the floral industry in Honduras

Expanding the floral industry in Honduras

Led by Alan Bennett,

Led by Alan Bennett of UC Davis, this international team supports the ornamental business in Honduras as a means to drive development of a local high-value industry, increase trade, and develop pol

Honduras

Expanding the floral industry in Honduras

Expanding the floral industry in Honduras

Led by Alan Bennett,

Led by Alan Bennett of UC Davis, this international team supports the ornamental business in Honduras as a means to drive development of a local high-value industry, increase trade, and develop pol

Honduras

Developing energy solutions for horticultural production in Honduras and Thailand

Developing energy solutions for horticultural production in Honduras and Thailand

Empowering women vegetable growers with drip irrigation in Cambodia

Strengthening indigenous seed systems in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

Strengthening local expertise in postharvest practices in Cambodia and Vietnam

Strengthening local expertise in postharvest practices in Cambodia and Vietnam

Developing a concentrated solar dryer in Tanzania

Led by Diane Barrett,

Women carry out most production of horticultural crops in Tanzania and other developing countries. Harvest periods are short but less than 1% of the crop is processed for off-season consumption.

Tanzania

Developing a postharvest alternative to fungicide in Sri Lanka

Led by Robert Paull,

This project brings together two parallel research programs for collaboration — one in Sri Lanka using natural coating and herbal extracts and another in Hawaii to use natural epiphytic microorgani

Sri Lanka

Improving tomato production through local GAPs in Nigeria

Led by Sally Miller,

This project enhances regional and international trade in Nigerian tomatoes by developing a science-based good agricultural practices (GAPs) curriculum and training programs to improve production,

Nigeria

Expanding the floral industry in Honduras

Led by Alan Bennett,

Led by Alan Bennett of UC Davis, this international team supports the ornamental business in Honduras as a means to drive development of a local high-value industry, increase trade, and develop pol

Honduras