Through a focus on the promotion of women and youth-led enterprises, this project raises consumer awareness of the nutritional benefits of African indigenous fruits and vegetables (AIFVs) for dietary diversity, while increasing incomes for all actors along the value chain.
By investigating how actors along the value chain can increase income through enhanced production and consumption of and African indigenous fruit and vegetable (AIFVs) in Ghana and Mali, this project will uncover the significant role AIFVs have in global food and nutrition security.
Diane Barrett, University of California, Davis
A year of training for postharvest experts from Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Benin and Gabon culminates in the establishment of a model Postharvest and Training Services Center in Tanzania--which the new experts emulate in their home countries.
The Horticulture Innovation Lab has awarded 15 new Trellis Fund grants to organizations in Africa and Asia, matching these new projects to 16 graduate students who will provide agriculture expertise requested by the organizations.
Horticulture Innovation Lab researchers completed a year-long training for 36 postharvest “master trainers” from seven different African countries and opened a new Postharvest Training and Services Center in Tanzania.