Extending shelf-life and quality of vegetables through construction of cost-effective storage unit for marketing purpose




Sadikshya Sharma, University of Florida


The Horticulture Innovation Lab awarded a $2,000 (USD) Trellis Fund grant to Himalayan Pearl Enterprise.  

Himalayan Pearl Enterprise will lead a project in Nepal focused on extending vegetable shelf‐life and vegetable quality with a cost‐effective storage unit, to improve marketing opportunities.

As part of the Trellis Fund process, Himalayan Pearl Enterprise will also work with a U.S. graduate student, selected to provide additional agricultural expertise to achieve the project goals.  

This project is one of nine Trellis Fund projects that will take place over the course of 6 months in 2017.