Agriculture is the mainstay of the Nepalese economy, providing a livelihood for
three‐quarters of the population and accounting for about one‐third of GDP. Offseason tomato cultivation is an important source of income for smallholder farmers. Despite the importance of the industry, tomato growers lack information about improved cultivation practices and the management of pest, such as insects, powdery mildew and bacterial wilt. Allison Ferry is working with SADP to extend new pest management techniques to local tomato growers.