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October 10, 2019Knowledge Portal
Barriers and facilitators to fruit and vegetable consumption among rural Indian women of reproductive age

This study aims to identify perceived barriers and facilitators to fruit and vegetable consumption among women of reproductive age living in rural communities in India. Women knew that fruit and vegetables were beneficial to health and expressed that they wanted to increase the intake of these foods for themselves and their children. »

August 19, 2019Knowledge Portal
Gaps between fruit and vegetable production, demand and recommended consumption at global and national levels

This article explores the role of insufficient production of fruits and vegetables and the effects of food waste and public policy in achieving recommended fruit and vegetable consumption. Even under the most optimistic socioeconomic scenarios (excluding food waste), many countries fail to achieve sufficient fruit and vegetable availability to meet even the minimum recommended target. »

ARF-1 factsheet: Solar drying in Ghana
July 18, 2019Research project
ARF-1 factsheet: Solar drying in Ghana

Main result of the ARF project ‚ÄúSolar drying technology for smallholder farmers in Ghana” is the innovation introduced to design, develop and commission low-entry cost, solar drying technology for fruit & vegetable processing. Please download the factsheet with final findings of this Applied Research Fund Call 1 project. »

GCP-3 facstheet midterm findings: HortEco in Chile and Uruguay
July 16, 2019Research project
GCP-3 facstheet midterm findings: HortEco in Chile and Uruguay

Please download the factsheet with midterm findings of this GCP-3 Integrated Project. »

June 4, 2019Knowledge Portal
Assessment of opportunities for Burundian small-scale potato farmers to increase productivity and income

This research assessed the impact of the main factors contributing to yield improvement of potatoes: improved varieties, healthier seed, better stored seed, late blight disease control and fertilisation. It was shown that it is possible to double yields and economic returns under the growing conditions in Burundi when growers plant healthy pre-sprouted seed of a new variety and apply chemical fertilisers and fungicides. »

April 10, 2019Knowledge Portal
Food traceability in the domestic horticulture sector in Kenya: An overview

This study aimed to review the available tracebility systems and identify the best options for the domestic horticulture suppy chain in Kenya with the goal to provide food safety and quality assurance. raceability systems help deliver tailored goods and services to the consumers and are an evidence of value, especially in terms of quality and safety of the product. »