Research and analysis

Tomato grafting creates economic opportunities for farmers in Vietnam

Tomato grafting research funded by DFID has led to estimated benefits of US $41.7m in profits for Vietnamise farmers in the Lam Dong province.



Tomato farmers in Southeast Asia can lose 100% of their crops due to diseases and wet soils. The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC) researched grafting as a possible technical solution to these constraints through a series of projects funded by DFID and other donors in the early 1990s, when the department also supported the establishment of an International Bacterial Wilt Symposium in 1992.

Published 31 July 2014