Enhancing vegetable productivity through transplanting and irrigation




Prosanta Dash, University of Florida


In the Gomoa West District of Ghana, technologies in irrigation and transplanting are not well understood by farmers, and this tends to affect vegetable production output in the long term. There is a need for relevant research and extension of these methods to vegetable farmers. It is against this background that the project aims to train 60 tomato farmers (with minimum composition of 60% females) on transplanting and irrigation techniques to enhance productivity. The primary focus is on irrigation and the secondary project activities include: economic viability analysis of seedling quality, transplanting techniques, and other general farm enterprises. The critical areas in irrigation include water quality, irrigation scheduling and the design of drip irrigation systems using local materials.