Projects

Educating Smallholder Vegetable Farmers in Grafting and Microclimate Management Techniques

This project will provide the necessary background information and strategies to improve tomato and pepper production through the increased application of grafting and low/high tunnel technologies […]

  • Start Date: 2011/10/01
  • End Date: 2012/12/01
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Improving Extension Methods for Horticultural Outreach Among Small-Stakeholder Farmers in Latin American Countries

In many Latin American countries, outreach activities have often addressed technical and economical issues specific to small-scale fruit and vegetable farmers. Unfortunately, in most of cases, […]

  • Start Date: 2011/10/01
  • End Date: 2012/10/01
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Sustainable African indigenous vegetable production and market-chain development

This research project seeks to support and strengthen the African indigenous vegetable (AIV) industry using a market-first approach to overcoming constraints along the value chain, leading […]

  • Start Date: 2011/10/01
  • End Date: 2014/07/01
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Cell Phone Enabled Personalized Agro-Advisory Services for Horticultural Crops in South Asia

Recent advances in telecommunication technologies and rapid uptake of cell-phones by millions of growers provide excellent opportunities for delivering real-time information to growers in rural areas. […]

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Developing Low-Cost Pest Exclusion and Microclimate Modification Technologies for Small-Scale Vegetable Growers

This project seeks to harness alternative pest management techniques, micro-climate modifications, and growers’ education and training to improve small-scale vegetable production in East and West Africa. […]

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Integrated Postharvest Extension Program for Cambodia and Vietnam

The goal of this exploratory project is to evaluate current capacity and needs with respect to postharvest handling and quality, leading to a full proposal whose […]

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Increasing the Capacity of Smallholder Farmers to Produce and Market Vegetable Crops

Although the growing market for horticultural products in Uganda offers an opportunity for smallholder farmers to improve their income, their access to these markets is still […]

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Increasing Food Safety and Creating a Niche in the Market for Smallholders by Educating Them in Production, Postharvest, Food Safety, and Marketing and Branding their Produce According to Specific Food Safety Standards

The rapid economic and population expansion of Cambodian and Vietnam within the greater SE Asian region presents opportunities for impacting the livelihood of many people where […]

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Evaluating the Support Structure for Production and Marketing of Tomatoes and Paprika among Smallholders

The political unrest and economic turmoil in Zimbabwe in the last ten years has destroyed agricultural export industries and the beginnings of an emerging smallholder horticulture […]

  • Start Date: 2011/10/01
  • End Date: 2012/10/01
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Trellis I: Engaging US students in international development

The Trellis Fund provides small-scale, in-country development organizations access to U.S. graduate student expertise, providing benefit to both the student and the in-country institutions. With a […]

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