ACIAR has always invested in research beyond the three main staples of wheat, maize and rice. In this International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, it is timely to highlight our research in horticulture.
Horticultural crops are garnering more attention given the increasing global interest in nutrition security, as distinct from just ensuring that we are producing enough calories.
This issue features our work developing the citrus industry in the Pacific region, and on nutrition-sensitive agriculture—ensuring that agricultural research helps to deliver more nutritious diets. We also feature our long-term horticultural research partner the World Vegetable Center and our new Food Loss Research Program with Canada’s IDRC.