Promotion and expansion of organic tomato growing in Kira Town Council, Wasiko District, Uganda




Gina Garland, University of California, Davis


This project aims to promote farmer adoption of new technologies and facilitate the formation of a marketing association. In the first half of the project, the agronomists at Eco‐Agric conducted 15 trainings that were attended by 258 farmers. Their training program included sessions on: tomato nursery establishment and management, improved production practices, pest and disease control, soil fertility management and postharvest handling. The participant farmers have already established 20 tomato nurseries as a result of this project. Their graduate student partner, Gina Garland, is connecting them to new information on the main diseases affecting the farmers, Tomato Bacterial Wilt and Tomato Blight.