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Project aims to help smaller producers be competitive in horticultural markets

The Horticulture CRSP will identify the production, postharvest, food safety, marketing and enabling environment constraints to small and medium-sized enterprise participation in horticulture markets. The Horticulture CRSP will conduct and apply research findings, upgrade and disseminate technical knowledge and appropriate technology, and develop policy recommendations to link producers to markets. It will provide flexible mechanisms to create partnerships for building local scientific and technical capacity. It will strengthen academic and technical training and apply research to improve small holder production and competitiveness in high-valued horticultural products.

The announcement is available online at http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=hdqrJTLTys4YKpkhnq2PpsLV
xnnX5zJkpTl570YJfsMkhFYHRJnY!-23300674?oppId=40639&flag2006=false&mode=VIEW
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The current closing date for proposals is May 18, 2009.