GlobalHort just released its second newsletter. GlobalHort acts as a global facility for coordinated horticultural research that provides solutions towards increasing health, productivity and safety in sustainable environments, to uplift the quality of life of the poorest populations in the world. It contributes to improve interest, support and resources to the horticultural sector, public and private, from donors, research and development agencies, and decision makers.
Some African Topics:
- GlobalHort Participates in the Development of the High-Value Crops (Co-Hort) Challenge Program Proposal The GlobalHort Portal is the official source of information on this proposal that will be built on diverse and exciting partnerships that could open up new opportunities for research and impact focused on the needs of the poor.
- The First All Africa Horticultural Conference Announced To be held in Nairobi, Kenya April 26-30, 2009. Conference website hosted by GlobalHort.
- Neglected Crops Featured in Latest Edition of “New Agriculturalist” A selection of audio sound bites can also be heard.
- GlobalHort Visits Sokoine University of Agriculture
- Many potential collaborative opportunities in store with this Tanzanian University in the areas of capacity building and research.
- Tanzanian Horticultural Association (TAHA) and GlobalHort to Work Together These two organizations have met and have agreed to work together to promote horticulture and improve capacity building.
- African Horticultural Associations and Networks GlobalHort is trying to produce a complete listing in order to facilitate networking in Africa.
- Lost Crops of Africa: Fruit. National Academies Press, 2008This is the third volume in a series devoted to African plant resources. All three books in the series are available free online.