Global Horticultural Knowledge Bank Emphasizes Farmer-Led Innovations

From foodtank.com by Emily Nink
Global Horticultural Knowledge Bank Emphasizes Farmer-Led Innovations

Valuable specialty crops including fruits, nuts, and vegetables are key to both the economic progress of developing countries and the nutrition of local populations. However, specialty crops are also knowledge-intensive. The preservation of traditional knowledge in developing countries is vital, but farmers also need access to cutting-edge research and technology from the developed world. The newly created Global Horticulture Knowledge Bank is collaborating with extension and development workers in low-income nations to transfer relevant research and technology to farmers. 

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