Newsletter: Updates from Bangladesh, Guatemala, Wisconsin, and more

Here is a copy of our email newsletter, for at-a-glance updates from our program. Many of the items below are highlights from our blog posts. You can see our other newsletters here, or subscribe to get your own email copy next time.

It’s been a busy time for the Horticulture Innovation Lab team, with travelers crossing the globe for conferences, trainings, and research trips. Highlights below include trips to Bangladesh, Cambodia, Guatemala, and … Wisconsin! Please enjoy.

TRAINING NEW POSTHARVEST EXPERTS IN BANGLADESH A team from the Horticulture Innovation Lab recently led eight days of training in Bangladesh about improving postharvest practices for fruits, vegetables, grains and flowers. The residential training was part of the Feed the Future Bangladesh Agricultural Value Chain project led by DAI, for about 30 trainers, consultants, and other industry leaders. Continue reading Newsletter: Updates from Bangladesh, Guatemala, Wisconsin, and more

Newsletter: Meeting wrap-up, gender tips, opportunities

Below is our email newsletter, with highlights from our recent blog posts and links to other news and opportunities. You can see our newsletters here, or subscribe to get your own copy next time.

Leaders from each of our projects gathered in Zambia last month for an annual meeting, joined by local partners, entrepreneurs, and others interested in horticulture for development. Highlights from this meeting are below, along with some additional program news and opportunities in the world.

WHAT WE LEARNED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING The first day of the three-day meeting was focused on learning about the program’s new portfolio of projects and finding possible synergies between them. Continue reading Newsletter: Meeting wrap-up, gender tips, opportunities

Newsletter: Upcoming postharvest event, opportunities

Here is a copy of the email newsletter we sent out to our subscribers this week. We post our newsletters here, but you can always subscribe for next time. Enjoy!

We’re excited to see more interest in improving postharvest practices as a way to increase income and reduce food loss. In a few months, the Horticulture Innovation Lab will be sponsoring an ISHS symposium in Cambodia focused on postharvest issues. Now is the time to submit an abstract, if you’d like to share your research results or expertise at this event. Please enjoy the highlights and other updates below, or Continue reading Newsletter: Upcoming postharvest event, opportunities

Newsletter: Conservation agriculture for vegetables, tips and opportunities

We sent a second edition of our email newsletter this week. If you’re not a subscriber yet, here’s a chance to catch up with us. Below is a copy of the newsletter, and you can also sign up to subscribe for next time.

This month we have been thinking about how conservation agriculture can work with horticultural crops. Please, read on!

CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE: NOW FOR VEGETABLES TOO? Mostly used with field crops, conservation agriculture combines three practices to improve soil health: minimal soil disturbance (“no till”), continuous mulch cover, and planting diverse crops. Continue reading Newsletter: Conservation agriculture for vegetables, tips and opportunities

Newsletter: Projects awarded, email newsletter restarts

We restarted our email newsletter this week. If you’re not a subscriber yet, you’re in luck! Below is a copy of the newsletter, and you can also sign up to subscribe for next time.

Welcome to the new format of our email newsletter! You may remember us as “Hort CRSP,” but we are kicking off our second five-year phase with a new program name, new newsletter and – most importantly – some new projects. As a subscriber, you can expect to get about one email newsletter per month from us, with program updates, horticultural information, and other international development news. Continue reading Newsletter: Projects awarded, email newsletter restarts