Horticulture Innovation Lab in Tajikistan

As part of Feed the Future, the Horticulture Innovation Lab has conducted research in Tajikistan focused on the local apricot industry and improving postharvest practices for horticultural crops. 

This page includes links to Horticulture Innovation Lab research projects, major partners and partner organizations based in Tajikistan, along with blog articles and information products with a focus on horticulture in Tajikistan. 


How new apricot research can help farmers and reduce poverty in Tajikistan

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Apricots offer farmers in southern Tajikistan a profitable opportunity — particularly when dried for export to foreign markets. An international team led by U.S. scientists is digging into a new research project to help, advancing the science behind growing, drying, and selling these golden fruits.

New funding for market-driven research on apricots, tomatoes

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How to improve market opportunities for farmers growing tomatoes in West Africa and apricots in Central Asia are the main objectives of two new research grant opportunities from the Horticulture Innovation Lab. September 12 is the deadline for research proposals for these two projects, each with funding up to $300,000 over two years. U.S.-based researchers are invited to apply in partnership with international scientists and organizations.