Africa

Project

Reducing postharvest losses in Rwanda

Led by Gurbinder S. Gill,

In 2014, the Rwandan National Horticulture Strategy estimates that 1 million rural households in Rwanda grow horticultural commodities, "principally for home use and sale.

Rwanda

Building postharvest capacity in Tanzania

Led by Eleni Pliakoni,

Postharvest losses of fresh horticultural crops are a major challenge in Tanzania, with studies from Sokoine University of Agriculture estimating losses of fresh produce at 44-60 percent.

Tanzania

Establishing a horticulture center in Guinea

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.
Guinea

Assessing feasibility of pest-exclusion nets in Kenya

Led by William "Vance" Baird,

Research results show that using AgroNets (also known as Eco-Friendly Nets) in vegetable production leads to increased yields of marketable produce, while simultaneously reducing or eliminating the

Kenya

Implementing drying beads for seeds in Asia and Africa

Led by Kent Bradford,

Improving the ability of smallholder farmers to access high-quality seeds of improved varieties of horticultural crops is fundamental to increasing farmer productivity and incomes.

Nepal, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda

Opening a regional postharvest training center in Tanzania

Led by Diane Barrett,
A year of training for postharvest experts from Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Benin and Gabon culminates in the establishment of a model Postharvest and Training Services Center in Tanzania--which the new experts emulate in their home countries.
Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, Benin, Gabon

Demonstrating nets and floating row covers in Kenya and Benin

Led by William "Vance" Baird,

Rapid urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in an increase in demand for food, and fruit and vegetable consumption in the region remains 22-82% below the intake value threshold of 400 g/d

Kenya, Benin

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

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