The geographical focus of the Global Horticulture Initiative is on the developing world, with sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, where most of the world’s extreme poor live, being primary focal points. Secondary regions of emphasis will be in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
The primary beneficiaries of the Global Horticulture Initiative are resource-poor households working within the agricultural sector and food processing industries in rural, peri-urban and urban areas. Special efforts will be made to empower women, the principal workers in most horticultural crop production and related industries.
The initiative focuses on alliaceous, cucurbitaceous, leguminous, and solanaceous vegetables, tropical and subtropical tree fruits, and indigenous horticultural crops. Activities for ornamentals, aromatic and medicinal plants can be included.
As part of its character and structure, the Global Horticulture Initiative coordinates activities in a framework of broader issues: