Trellis

News articles and blog posts about the Horticulture Innovation Lab's Trellis Fund, which connects organizations in developing countries with U.S. graduate students who have agricultural expertise. Together, they collaborate on short-term projects to address horticultural challenges faced by local farmers, generating benefits for the farmers, students and in-country institutions. Visit the main Trellis Fund webpage for more information.

Horticulture Article

5 ways Trellis Fund grants generate impact

Posted on March 25, 2017
As student manager of the Trellis Fund, Elyssa Lewis writes experiences and impacts from this program that matches graduate students to organizations in developing countries for short-term horticulture projects.

New call for Trellis Fund grant proposals

Posted on February 07, 2017
The Horticulture Innovation Lab invites organizations in developing countries to compete for new Trellis Fund grants up to $4,000 each for 6-month projects, to extend horticultural information to local farmers and stakeholders along fruit or vegetable value chains.

Students selected for projects in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Nepal, Cambodia

Posted on January 19, 2017
The Horticulture Innovation Lab team has selected nine graduate students to support Trellis Fund projects in Africa and Asia in 2017. Through their work on the Trellis Fund projects, the graduate students will apply their agricultural expertise to support local organizations as they work together to help smallholder farmers better grow fruits and vegetables.

Nine new Trellis Fund projects awarded

Posted on September 19, 2016
The Horticulture Innovation Lab has announced nine new projects led by organizations in Africa and Asia as part of its Trellis Fund program.

Thanks from Uganda: Why the Trellis Fund matters

Posted on May 17, 2016
We recently received an email from one of the first organizations to receive Trellis funding, a reminder of how big of a difference this small grant can make. The email from Uganda started with:

Students help students learn state-of-the-art science

Posted on April 07, 2016
In a classroom in Ghana, graduate student Dev Paudel from the University of Florida bent over computers with students and research assistants as they learned the basics of R, a free, open-source programming language for statistical analysis that he had installed on the computers earlier that week.

Call for Trellis Fund project proposals

Posted on November 04, 2015

The Horticulture Innovation Lab is seeking project proposals from organizations in developing countries for small horticultural projects, through its Trellis Fund.

‘Local’ inspiration from half a world away

Posted on April 22, 2015

An entomology researcher in North Carolina. A program coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A social change specialist in Washington, D.C. A banana expert in Hawaii. A project evaluator in Ghana.