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.