Horticulture Innovation Lab in Asia

Since 2012, the Horticulture Innovation Lab has partnered with Kasetsart University in Thailand, to coordinate a regional center that can serve as a horticultural hub for innovations, information, and training in Asian regional countries. Find out more about the Horticulture Innovation Lab Regional Center at Kasetsart University.

In Bangladesh, the Horticulture Innovation Lab collaborates on a research project with the Nutrition Innovation Lab that examines nutrition impacts of horticultural innovations

Over the years, the program has invested in testing, adapting systems, and scaling out the use of drying beads to improve seed systems in Asian countries. See more information about the most recent project to scale up seed-drying technology in Bangladesh or find information resources about how to use drying beads to preserve seed quality.

In Cambodia, program researchers from UC Davis and from Kansas State University have partnered with researchers from the Royal University of Agriculture to advance horticultural science in regards to several topics — and to build local scientific capacity as well. Learn more about the Horticulture Innovation Lab's work and partnerships in Cambodia.

In collaboration with the USAID Mission in Tajikistan, the Horticulture Innovation Lab is also working to improve practices for dried apricots for farmers in southern Tajikistan.

In addition to countries where the program is currently funding research, the Horticulture Innovation Lab has also conducted research in the past in Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Advancing Technology based on Urban and Peri-urban Horticulture Needs in Bangladesh and Nepal

The rapid urbanization in Bangladesh and Nepal is making the city dwellers vulnerable for their food and nutrition and primarily dependent on the supply chain from the rural areas. Also, it has been a challenge to enhance the production of fruits and vegetables in urban and peri-urban areas due to the limited supply of quality planting materials. By addressing these issues can contribute to increasing urban communities’ access to demand-based nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, which can contribute to achieving food and nutritional security.
Nepal, Bangladesh