Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

USAID Horticulture Programming in Feed the Future

8-9 September 2016, Sepang Utara, Malaysia. USAID Mission horticulture programming

Extract:
  1. Horticulture in Tanzania: Richard Pluke
  2. AFRICAN TRADITIONAL VEGETABLES ‐ HORTICULTURE INNOVATION LAB ‐ RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: Jim Simon
  3. UNDERUSED VEGETABLES ‐ WORLDVEG: Roland Schafleitner
  4. SCALING SEED KITS THROUGH HOME GARDENS ‐ WORLDVEG: Stuart Brown
  5. HORT PROGRAMMING FOR NUTRITION ‐ HELEN KELLER INTERNATIONAL: Nancy Haselow
  6. HORTICULTURE OPPORTUNITES AND NEEDS ‐ HORTICULTURE INNOVATION LAB ‐ UC DAVIS: Beth Mitcham
  7. 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
Recommendations 
  • 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.

1 comment:

  1. These are useful resources and if well internalized can lead to enhanced nutrition and incomes of the most vulnerable groups

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