This short presentation outlines the goals and learned lessons of the Horticulture Innovation Lab Regional Center at Zamorano. Includes illustrative photographs.

Lesson 1: Know the small farmers' needs
Lesson 2: What to do? Food security and safety, technologies, knowledge management
Lesson 3: Building for sustainability. Interinstitutional links in the region with the Government, FAO, NGOs.
Lesson 4: Institutionality. The Center is now part of Zamorano and essential for other institutions

Presented by Ivanna Vejarano at the 2017 Horticulture Innovation Lab annual meeting in Antigua, Guatemala.