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to enhance tomato and onion production and productivity for sustainable yields in participating African countries

Duration

  • January.2020 ~ December 2024 (5 years)

Participating countries

  • Tomato: Nigeria, Comoros, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tunisia, Ghana, Uganda, Gabon, Zambia, and Senegal (11)
  • Onion: Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire and Morocco (5)

Activities - Details of Tomato Project

  • 1st year
    - Develop a common baseline questionnaire for all countries
    - Conduct a Situational Analysis/base line survey of tomato production
    - Obtain and multiply the introduced germplasm
    - Evaluate and Select Tomato Varieties
  • 2nd year
    - Obtain and multiply introduced germplasm
    - Evaluate and Select Tomato Varieties
    - Establish suitable substrate for Tomato seedling production
  • 3rd year
    - Evaluate and Select Tomato Varieties
    - Establish suitable substrate for Tomato seedling production
    - Evaluate Solanum Rootstock for specific country trait desired
  • 4rd year
    - Evaluate and Select Tomato Varieties
    - Evaluate Solanum Rootstock for specific country trait desired
    - Establish Fertilizer type and application rates for Tomato production
  • 5rd year
    - Establish Fertilizer type and application rates for Tomato production
    - Establish suitable irrigation method for tomato production
    - Dissemination of Information

Activities - Details of Onion Project

  • 1st year
    - Select adaptation variety in each country
    - Identification of seed volume for nursery
    - Development of optimum nursery condition
    - Introduction and evaluation of germplasm and breeding line
  • 2nd year
    - Select adaptation variety in each country
    - Identification of optimum nursery methods condition
    - Optimum of plant density and mulching condition
    - Development of inbreed line for high productivity and quality
  • 3rd year
    - Select adaptation variety in each country
    - Optimum of plant density and mulching condition
    - Identification of optimum fertilizer and irrigation condition
    - Development of male sterile and inbreed line for high productivity and quality
  • 4rd year
    - Identification of optimum fertilizer and irrigation condition
    - Demonstration at farm for development technics
    - Test of combination ability of F1 hybrid
  • 5rd year
    - Demonstration at famers for development technics
    - Breeding for excellent variety adaptation at the region

To reduce postharvest losses and improve quality of horticultural crops through application/implementation of improved postharvest handling manual

Duration

  • February 1st , 2018 – January 31st , 2021 (3 years)

Participating countries

  • Cameroon, Comoros, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Activities

  • 1st year
    - Application of the postharvest manual in the target area
    - Workshop
  • 2nd year
    - Adaption of development manual
    - Workshop
  • 3rd year
    - Dissemination of Practical manual
    - Planning Meeting
    - Monitoring and Evaluation