8-9 September 2016, Sepang Utara, Malaysia. USAID Mission horticulture programming
- Horticulture in Tanzania: Richard Pluke
- AFRICAN TRADITIONAL VEGETABLES ‐ HORTICULTURE INNOVATION LAB ‐ RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: Jim Simon
- UNDERUSED VEGETABLES ‐ WORLDVEG: Roland Schafleitner
- SCALING SEED KITS THROUGH HOME GARDENS ‐ WORLDVEG: Stuart Brown
- HORT PROGRAMMING FOR NUTRITION ‐ HELEN KELLER INTERNATIONAL: Nancy Haselow
- HORTICULTURE OPPORTUNITES AND NEEDS ‐ HORTICULTURE INNOVATION LAB ‐ UC DAVIS: Beth Mitcham
- CAN URBANIZATION BE THE A GRAND OPPORTUNITY FOR RURAL ECONOMIC GROWTH? Peter Richards
Feed the Future Horticulture in East Africa
- Continued support for horticulture
- Promotion of ‘Market Access’ approach by contractors
- Focus on accelerated adoption of technologies
- Focus on youth and the employment and income generation opportunities
- Integration of horticulture into nutrition initiatives
- Capacity building of SMEs in the VC
- Continue extension and sensitization programs to reach a tipping point in the adoption of improved production practices and commercial philosophies
- Support the growth & maturation of the value chain (e.g. training & certification of service providers) while promoting opportunities for women and youth.
- Integrate F&V nutrition initiatives into broader community programs & understand their utilization better.
- Measure: indirect impacts, SMEs involvement & effectiveness.