Promotion of improved tomato technologies among smallholder farmers in Malawi




Mark Lundy, University of California, Davis


Tomato growers in the Thyolo district of Malawi lack access to modern tomato‐production technologies. The Bvumbwe Agricultural Research Station is introducing improved varieties and modern production practices to 180 smallholder farmers in the district. Mark Lundy is helping develop educational materials that are being distributed by local agronomists at farmer field days and extension meetings. The organization is also establishing several demonstration plots.