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Core Activities

The Global Horticulture Initiative promotes research in horticulture and horticultural sciences for the developing countries. Four core activities fulfil this general objective:

The Global Horticulture Initiative maintains a flexible open-door policy as regards to the submission of ideas and research proposals requesting support. Ideas can be submitted to

The criteria for research funding were identified at the Global Horticulture Initiative launch workshop in Montpellier, March 2006.

Proposed research should demonstrate a positive impact on health and nutrition, poverty alleviation and environmental integrity; be sustainable beyond project implementation; have a high return on investment; and be interdisciplinary, bridge horticulture sectors (public-private partnerships) and have an international component.

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