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Colorful Harvest: From Feeding to Nourishing a Growing World

Event Date: 
Mar 26, 2019 to Mar 27, 2019
5:30 am to 3:00 pm EDT
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture


Conference name label over photo of rainbow display of vegetables

"Colorful Harvest: From Feeding to Nourishing a Growing World" is a two-day conference focused on horticulture research for international development, hosted by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture on March 26-27 in Washington, D.C. 

During the conference, leading university researchers, development practitioners, private industry partners, and public agency leaders will address four central themes:

  • Role of horticulture in improving nutrition and income generation
  • Gender empowerment through horticulture
  • Food security and postharvest loss
  • Youth engagement in horticulture value chains

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Emmy Simmons, Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Bonnie McClafferty, Director of Food Value Chains for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • Jeffrey Lansdale, President of the Panamerican Agricultural School, Zamorano

See the conference webpage for more details. Because seating is limited, this event is invitation-only, but there is an opportunity to sign up to express interest in attending if additional seats become available.

During the event, follow #Hort4Dev for social media updates.


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