The final program of the International Congress Hidden Hunger 2015 is now available online

 
 
The Congress will take place from March 3-6, 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany. The deadline for registration is February 26, 2015. For registration, further information and the final program, please visit https://hiddenhunger.uni-hohenheim.de/index.php?id=99564

Ethiopia earns $114mn from horticulture exports in 6 months

 
 
Read more about Ethiopia's horticulture success story here .

New RUFORUM Case Study confirms that horticulture can be a source of income for farmers and development in Burundi.

 
 
 
You find the complete case study  here .

The Horticulture Competence Centre (KoGa) is looking for a Senior Researcher on Nutrition/Post-harvest.

 
 
 
Please find more information here . Application deadline is 14th February 2015 or until the position is filled.

The University of Reading seeks an Associate Professor in Crop Science

 
 
Please find more information here . Application closes on 2nd March 2015.

The 2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger “Hidden Hunger, Childhood Development and Long-Term Prospects for Society and Economy” will take place in Stuttgart, Germany on March 3-6, 2015

 
 
 

Register here for the conference!

GlobalHort is looking for a Senior Research Fellow for Capacity Development and Knowledge Transfer



The application deadline is January 21, 2015. Please find more information here.

The Center for Development Research (ZEF) is looking for a Senior Research Fellow for Social Sciences with Gender Focus in Agriculture.




The application deadline is January 21, 2015. Please find more information here.

The African Seed Trade Association’s Congress 2015 will be held from 3rd to 5th March 2015 at Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.




The African Seed Trade Association’s Congress 2015 will be held from 3rd to 5th March 2015 at Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The event aims will gather delegates from Africa and the rest of the world and provide an ideal forum for seed stakeholders to exchange different viewpoints, network with one another, consider investment opportunities and discuss seed trade at national and international levels. Please find more information here.

ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA will be held from 2 – 4 September 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo Center in Hong Kong




ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is today the leading fresh produce trade event in Asia. The next edition of ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA will be held from 2 – 4 September 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo Center in Hong Kong, with the Asiafruit Congress on 1 September. For further information go to www.asiafruitlogistica.com

FRUIT LOGISTICA to be held on 4 – 6 February 2015 in Berlin



From 4 – 6 February 2015, some 2,600 companies from across the entire fresh produce sector – from global players to small and medium-sized companies and organisations from all over the world - will again be present in Berlin. More than 2,600 exhibitors and 62,000 trade visitors attend FRUIT LOGISTICA every year. They see it as the ideal place to establish and build the personal trust which is so essential for dealing successfully in perishable products such as fresh fruit and vegetables. FRUIT LOGISTICA covers every single sector of the fresh produce business and provides a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain. It thus offers superb networking and contact opportunities to the key decision-makers in every sector of the industry.Please find more information here.

Watch CNN video on urban gardens in Cape Town


The video is published here.

First International Symposium on Moringa to be held on 15-18 November 2015 in Manila.



The First International Symposium on Moringa to be held on 15-18 November 2015 in Manila. Please find more information here.

The Second International Legume Society Conference is to be held in Tróia, Lisbon, Portugal, from 12-14 October 2016




The International Legume Society and the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa invite researchers researchers to join the Second International Legume Society Conference, scheduled from 12-14 October, 2016 at Tróia resort, in the vicinity of Lisbon, Portugal. Please find more information here.

2nd International Conference on Global Food Security to be held at Cornell University in October 2015

 
 
 
The 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security to be held at Cornell University October 11-14, 2015. The Second International Conference on Global Food Security aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative research methods arising from research in any of a wide range of disciplines. Join us in this exciting opportunity to ensure that the best science is garnered to support the emergence of the Sustainable Development Goals. Please find more information here

An article on “Phosphorus: Its future importance in directing horticultural research” written by Detlef Virchow and Dyno Keatinge published

 
 
 
An article on “Phosphorus: Its future importance in directing horticultural research” written by Detlef Virchow and Dyno Keatinge was published in the SCOPE Newsletter N° 106.
 
Please find the article here. More information on the newsletter can be found here.

The VII International Workshop on Management of the Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Insect Pests is to be held in Banglore

 
 
 
The VII International Workshop on Management of the Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Insect Pests is to be held in Bangalore, India from 23 to 27 March, 2015.
 
Please find more information here.

Global Horticultural Initiative Executive Secretary Dr. Detlef Virchow attends the International Horticultural Congress 2014

 
 
 
Forum Highlights the Importance and Future Development of Horticulture Worldwide

BRISBANE—The “triple burden” of hunger, overconsumption, and micronutrient deficiency on the current human population is steadily worsening in both low-income and high-income countries and among different population groups within countries, causing high social and economic costs.

Executive Secretary of the Global Horticultural Initiative (GlobalHort) Dr. Detlef Virchow, from the University of Bonn, Germany, gave a speech at the International Horticultural Congress 2014. “Fruit and vegetables can contribute to the improvement of this situation as they are the most important sources of micronutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals essential for a balanced and healthy human diet,” he says.

A conference Agriculture and Climate Change: Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty will be held on 15 - 17 February 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 
 
  
 
The conference Agriculture and Climate Change: Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty will focus on the likely impact of climate change on crop production and explore approaches to maintain and increase crop productivity in the face of climate change.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited on the conference topics and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system by 17 October 2014.

Importance of Horticulture for Pro-poor Development

 
Public lecture with Dr. J.D.H. Keatinge, Chair of the Board of Directors of GlobalHort and Director General of AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center.

The lecture was held on the occasion of inaugurating the new secretariat of GlobalHort at ZEF, which is now headed by Detlef Virchow.
 
(January 13, 2014, 3-4 p.m.ZEF's conference room, Walter-Flex-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn)

13th GlobalHort Board Meeting Aug. 6-7, 2013

Published on 14th Aug 2013

Dr. Norman E. Looney, Chair Global Horticulture Initiative hosted the 13th meeting of the Board of Directors in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada August 6-7, 2013.  The Board meeting was followed by a workshop, "Partnering to Provide Knowledge Resources and Build Professional Capacity to Support Smallholder Horticulture in Africa".
Dr. Dyno Keatinge, Director General at AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center, has assumed the Chair of GlobalHort which was held by Dr. Norman Looney since 2008. (Dr. Keatinge was previously the Vice Chair.)  Dr.  Didier Pillot, Executive Officer for International Networks at Agreenium, is the new Vice Chair. Dr. Detlef Virchow, former Executive Manager of the Food Security Center at the University of Hohenheim, has replaced Dr. Remi Kahane as the Executive Secretary. Dr. Antonio Monteiro, ISHS President, is now a Board Member replacing Dr. Looney as the ISHS representative.
 
The 14th GlobalHort Board Meeting is to be held in Leuven, Belgium January 15, 2014. Following the meeting, GlobalHort will lead an Expert Panel at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin January 17, 2014.
 
A plaque was presented to Dr. Looney for a lifetime of dedicated service to horticulture.
 
Dr. Norman Looney receiving plaque with Dr. Dyno Keating on the left and Dr. Detlef Virchow on the right (Photo taken by Nora Keating)

GlobalHort: Its Vision and Development Priorities

Published on 14th Aug 2013

The Indian Horticulture Congress 2012 was held at Ludhiana, India  with the theme "Horticulture for Food".
At the Congress Dr. Norman E. Looney, Chair GlobalHort, presented one of the plenary lectures.  His lecture was entitled "Global Horticulture Initiatives: Its Vision and Development Priorities".  
 
Dr. Looney's presentation excellently captures the essence of the Global Horticulture Initiative. 

GlobalHort Image Library / Imagethèque

"A picture is worth a thousand words”

Women are very attentive during training sessions and ready to ask questions about their traditional practices = Les femmes sont très attentives au cours des sessions de sensibilisation et prêtes à poser des questions relatives à leurs propres pratiques

Click here for description and instructions

Diversity for Development Alliance (D4D)

 
 
 

IHC 2014 Brisbane

 August 17-22, 2014

“Horticulture - Sustaining lives, livelihoods and landscapes": 29th International Horticultural Congress

 

GlobalHort Briefing Notes

Tropical Fruit Research for Development Needs Fortification (PDF)

New Publication by Chair of the Board of Directors of GlobalHort, Dyno Keatinge and GlobalHort Executive Secretary, Detlef Virchow, and others on building resilienceby improving health, nutrition and knowledge. (PDF)

Upcoming Events

3rd to 6th Mar 2015

The 2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger “Hidden Hunger, Childhood Development and Long-Term Prospects for Society and Economy” will take place in Stuttgart, Germany on March 3-6, 2015

3rd to 6th Mar 2015

2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger

3rd to 6th Mar 2015

2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger

5th Mar 2015

The African Seed Trade Association’s Congress 2015 will be held from 3rd to 5th March 2015 at Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

23rd to 27th Mar 2015

The VII International Workshop on Management of the Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Insect Pests

4th to 7th May 2015

EUCARPIA organizes a symposium on Plant Proteins for the Future

21st to 24th Jun 2015

XI International Rubus and Ribes Symposium

2nd to 4th Sep 2015

ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA will be held from 2 – 4 September 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo Center in Hong Kong

2nd to 4th Sep 2015

ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA will be held from 2 – 4 September 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo Center in Hong Kong

11th to 14th Oct 2015

2nd International Conference on Global Food Security to be held at Cornell University in October 2015

15th to 18th Nov 2015

First International Symposium on Moringa to be held on 15-18 November 2015 in Manila.

19th to 22nd Nov 2015

First International Symposium on Moringa

12th to 14th Oct 2016

The Second International Legume Society Conference is to be held in Tróia, Lisbon, Portugal, from 12-14 October 2016

Recent News

- 19th Feb 2015 New RUFORUM Case Study confirms that horticulture can be a source of income for farmers and development in Burundi.

- 31st Jan 2015 The Horticulture Competence Centre (KoGa) is looking for a Senior Researcher on Nutrition/Post-harvest.

- 31st Jan 2015 The Horticulture Competence Centre (KoGa) is looking for a Senior Researcher on Nutrition/Post-harvest.

- 29th Jan 2015 The University of Reading seeks an Associate Professor in Crop Science

- 29th Jan 2015 The University of Reading seeks an Associate Professor in Crop Science

- 14th Jan 2015 GlobalHort is looking for a Senior Research Fellow for Capacity Development and Knowledge Transfer

- 14th Jan 2015 The Center for Development Research (ZEF) is looking for a Senior Research Fellow for Social Sciences with Gender Focus in Agriculture.

- 14th Jan 2015 The Center for Development Research (ZEF) is looking for a Senior Research Fellow for Social Sciences with Gender Focus in Agriculture.

- 19th Dec 2014 Postharvest Educational Foundation’s 2015 Global Postharvest E-learning Program is now open for applications

- 5th Dec 2014 IFS invites early-career scientists in IFS eligible developing countries to apply and carry out research projects for a period of up to 3 years.

- 6th Nov 2014 The International Tropical Fruits Network is seeking candidates without standing managerial and technical expertise for the position of Chief Executive Officer

- 6th Nov 2014 The Global Crop Diversity Trust is looking for a science fellow for impact assessment

- 24th Sep 2014 GIZ is looking for an advisor for horticultural production under irrigation, Cochabamba

- 24th Sep 2014 GIZ is looking for an advisor for horticultural production under irrigation, Cochabamba

- 4th Sep 2014 GlobalHort organized an Expert Panel Discussion at Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2014 in Berlin. An article about the main findings is now published in Rural 21.

- 28th Aug 2014 The International Potato Center in Lima/Peru is looking for a Social scientist for research on root and tuber diversity

- 11th Mar 2014 Postharvest Handling Technologies Short Course/Study Tour in Bali, Indonesia

- 7th Mar 2014 GlobalHort is now on Twitter

- 7th Feb 2014 Course: "Creating Just Food System: Cultural Tools for Local-Global Activism" May, 2014

- 24th Jan 2014 Intra-ACP Academic mobility Project: Inter-University Co-operation to Train Crop Scientists for Enhancing Agriculture in Africa

- 16th Jan 2014 Canada funds the fight against malnutrition with $20 million grant

- 16th Jan 2014 The World's Farmers Organization Focuses on the Importance of Family Farms

- 7th Jan 2014 African Plant Breeding Academy launched to promote the development of orphan crops

- 30th Dec 2013 German Call for proposals: Nutrition - Diversified Agriculture for balanced nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa

- 18th Dec 2013 The World's Farmers Organization Focuses on Food Waste and Food Loss

- 18th Dec 2013 Employment: Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Specialist, Nigeria

- 2nd Dec 2013 Invitation to submit manuscript to new science journal