Many tropical fruit trees, including tomatoes, mango, avocado and orange, perform better when farmers merge good fruiting characteristics with resistance to disease. To accomplish this, a single stem is placed on to a root stock tree. The stem eventually merges with the root stock to form the main trunk of the tree and from then on that tree bears fruit similar to the plant the graft was taken from.
The grafting technology, say scientists at National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCCRI), has been embraced b... Read more
By Andrew Mefferd
Tomatoes are the most profitable crop on many market farms — if you choose the right varieties. But with thousands of varieties on the market and hundreds of new ones introduced every year, how do you know which ones to grow?
One of the best ways to figure out what varieties to grow on your farm is to look around at the farmers and gardeners in your area and see what they like. Asking what varieties they are not growing and why will help you learn from their mistakes and not waste production space on something that doesn’t work in your area. It’s always worthwhile to keep a little bit of field space devoted to on-farm trialing of new varieties to see if they work before going into production.
Most years at Johnny’s we trial roughly 300 varieties of tomatoes in the field, 50 in the hoophouse, and 10 to 15 different rootstocks for grafted tomatoes. It is a daunting task to evaluate 400 varieties every year and figure out which ones make se... Read more
The best farmers from Uganda visited the World Horticulture Centre in Netherlands; where they learnt about the research and innovation that makes the Dutch the second biggest exporters of fruit and vegetables.
World Horti Center is the leading innovation center of the international greenhouse horticulture sector. A platform where business, education and government jointly innovate, connect, create and inspire. The center is visited annually by some 25,000 international professionals; among whom were Uganda’s best farmers.
The best farmers learned that the greenhouse with its 6,400 m2 research departments, has been built with state-of-the-art applications. Rainwater is used to grow the crops in the research departments. Climate-controlled windows provide natural ventilation and, in combination with horizontal screens, the indoor climate can be optimised. The four kilometre deep geothermal source Trias Westland at the nearby Lange Broekweg will... Read more
With irrigation you can grow vegetables in the dry season
Low cost drip irrigation saves water, lets you grow more tomatoes and double your profits.
Drip irrigation applies water drop by drop
The slow drip keeps the soil loose so water and air can reach the roots. Drip irrigation is not as stressful for the plants as flood irrigation, where the soil gets very wet all at once and then dries out. With drip irrigation the water reaches slowly and steadily deep into the soil. The drops do not touch the tomato flowers and do not knock them off.
Drip irrigation helps avoid diseases. And if you do spray a product against pests, drip irrigation does not wash it off.
Check out relevant videos: https://www.accessagriculture.org/category/65/vegetables
IRESO Project implementing partners meet
On 25th July, partners responsible for implementing activities within the IRESO project met to discuss practicalities for implementation of the project such as;
- recruiting community change agents
- selection of agronomists that will train farmers and youth
- designed strategies for mobilising 4000 farmers and 500 youth of whom 65% will be women
- defined criteria for selection of demonstration sites.
Solidaridad is a global network organization with close to 50 years’ experience in design and implementation of gender inclusive and sustainable market oriented commodity supply chains. We provide producers training and capacity building as well as create linkages to affordable financial services, markets, and certification and beyond, as well as participatory facilitation towards enabling policy environment and sustainable landscapes.
Solidaridad works to create impact along the value chains of cotton, livestock, tea, sugarcane, horticulture, Gold, soy, cocoa, textile, palm oil, aquaculture, coffee and dairy. We envision a world in which all we produce and all we consume can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations.
The Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) Uganda Country Office is one of the three country offices, the others being Ethiopia and Tanzania. The... Read more
Solidaridad is a global network organization with close to 50 years’ experience in design and implementation of gender inclusive and sustainable market oriented commodity supply chains, farmers training and capacity building, linkages to affordable financial services, markets, certification and beyond, participatory facilitation towards enabling policy environment and sustainable landscapes and has experience in managing international programmes working with grassroots organizations, producers, civil society organizations and Central and Local Governments as well as with core and supportive private sector actors. Solidaridad works to create impact along the value chains of cotton, livestock, tea, sugarcane, horticulture, Gold, soy, cocoa, textile, palm oil, aquaculture, coffee and dairy.
SECAEC through her Uganda Country Office and with funding from NWO – WOTRO Science for Global Development, in the Science for G... Read more
Bei ya nyanya sokoni imeshuka sana miezi michache iliopita. Wakulima nchi nzima wanalalama kuhusu hili baada ya kuwekeza sana kwenye kilimo hiki. Kwa mtazamo wangu naona sabubu zifuatazo zimechangia hali hii:
1. Kufuata mkumbo - Miaka micache kilimo cha nyanya kilionekana kinatija sana na kuvutia watu wengi bila kufanya uchunguzi au utafiti wakina wa masoko.
2. Uchache au ukosefu wa mbinu bora zakuhifadhi mazao baada ya mavuno.
3. Uchache au ukosefu wa viwanda vya usindikaji na hata elimu ya usindikaji.
Je una sababu zingine zaidi ya hizi? Tafadhali wakilisha sababu hizo. Nini kifanyike basi ili kuzuia hali hii wakati ujao?
Over the past few months, tomatoes prices have fallen in the local markets. Farmers all over the country are lamenting over their losses. Huge investments in resources have been made. Tomatoes have been produced in huge numbers... Read more
REPORT: TOMATO PARTNERSHIP MEETING IN IHEMI CLUSTER.
There has been a rapid increase in the demand for table and processed tomatoes. However, due to challenges such as poor agronomic practices and high post-harvest losses amongst farmers, demand continues to outstrip supply. As a result of the demand-supply imbalance, tomato processors compete against middlemen for tomatoes in the market, and as a result they are often unable to meet their processing targets. For example DARSH Industries, an agro-processor running a tomato processing facility in Iringa, had planned to process 225,000 MT of tomatoes but until the end of the first quarter of 2016 was only able to process 10 % of the expected target, due to limited supply of quality tomatoes for processing.
With the right interventions, there is high potential to increase the quantity and improve the quality of tomato production in Iringa. As a result, processors such as DARSH can provide a consistent market throughout the year, leading to an... Read more
Fresh from the Garden Tomatoes and Sweet Green Peppers available for sale in Jinja. Can also discuss delivery to surrounding areas. 3,500UGX per KG for Tomatoes and 3,000UGX per KG for Green Pepper. 20-30 Kg weekly supply. 0753067970. firstname.lastname@example.org
ZOA is looking for Tomato active farmers around Kampala
Starting date: As soon as possible
Purpose: Video shoot to share best practices
Consequently ZOA is in need to find active operational tomato farmers within Kampala or close distance to town who are willing to demonstrate their skills.
For those interested in this venture, kindly contact Koen Sneyers via:
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Greetings. As we await for the 1st season rains for the planting, we encourage all Ugandans to invest in Agro-Forestry, we have high quality tree seedlings for planting this season. Available stock includes, Coffee seedlings, eucalyptus, pines, Grivellia, in the fruits category we have mangoes, oranges, ovacadoes, Guavas, Lime, Lemon, Ekitaferi, Pawpaws, Tomato trees, Mulberry tree etc. We also have Medicinal and Ornamental Plants, For detailed info, kindly visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greening-Uganda/1557459457842925?sk=photos_stream&tab=photos_albums OR you can also reach us by phone on voice/text 0752-726247 and Whatsapp 0776200002.
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Happy new year members. I am looking at planting five acres of tomatoes in Wakiso District. I have been in this sector for some time selling locally in the Markets around Kampala, Could there be anyone with information about the market requirements for exporting tomatoes or any other market outside Uganda and the current rate at which they are buying. This will help me plan appropriately. For more information you call me on 0702324985 Ronnie M
Dear members , A group of youth members who have ventured into tomato growing are seeking help from any organization, individuals, company or any one with information or contacts on how they can obtain funds and other techniques regarding tomato growing to expand their project in order to generate more opportunities and also gain some profits out of it. The project is currently sited in kawaala , Lubaga zone Kampala Uganda, on top of unfinished flat where we have our demonstration garden. For any information or any assistance contact Mr kategaya Marc , at +256704350300, or email him at email@example.com.