Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Prog.
The Horticulture Innovation Lab builds international partnerships for fruit and vegetable research to improve livelihoods in developing countries.
The program team and its projects help the world's poorest people break out of a persistent cycle of poverty by improving smallholder farmers’ abilities to grow and sell high-value crops. Improving livelihoods — through higher profits and diversified, nutrient-rich diets — is a primary goal for the Horticulture Innovation Lab's research efforts around the world. The program’s work is guided by ensuring gender equity, improving information access, targeting innovative technologies and increasing research capacity.
Horticulture Innovation Lab projects span the value chain of fruit and vegetable production, from seed systems to postharvest processing.