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The Global Horticulture Initiative is a consortium of national and international organizations, institutions, and agencies working towards the common goal of improving global health and prosperity through horticultural crops. It is a virtual international center of excellence dedicated to research for development in horticulture and based on the idea that horticultural themes must be addressed in an integrated and harmonized way rather than in a disciplinary, competitive environment.

Horticultural information management experiences with HORTIVAR, RADHORT, VEGINET initiatives have highlighted the need for concerted and synergized efforts to promote and support horticulture. The Global Horticulture Initiative offers an umbrella for the horticulture community to filter and facilitate horticultural information and research programs. Through a virtual platform of horticultural information, the Global Horticulture Initiative with its member links provides a portal for the scientific community to submit ideas for tender, identify partnerships in public and private sectors, learn from end users about their needs, and develop project proposals for more integrated, efficient and effective research programs.

This Consortium has established partnerships that are inclusive, interdisciplinary and international. The pages in this section focus on the partner organisations of the Global Horticulture Initiative:

  • AFSTA - African Seed Trade Association
  • Agreenium
  • AGRINATURA - European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development
  • AVRDC- The World Vegetable Center
  • Bioversity International
  • CTA - Centre technique de coopération agricole et rurale ACP-UE
  • FFF - Federation of Free Farmers
  • FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization
  • GFAR - Global Forum on Agricultural Research
  • Horticulture Innovation Lab - Horticulture Research Support Program
  • ISHS - International Society for Horticultural Science
  • PROTA - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa

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