Low production and productivity of tomato in the study area is due to limited use of agricultural inputs, particularly improved seeds and fertilizers. The practice of tomato seed production in central zone of Tigray is almost negligible. The demand for vegetable seed is increasing from time to time. Though vegetable seed production is difficult, there are attempts and efforts to produce them at local level. Strengthening of community based seed multiplication practice is a means to develop the vegetable seed production techniques and business. In order to bring this to practical, this work was conducted in 2013. Farmers research group (FRG) approach was used to implement the research. In 2013, an average yield of 1.2056 q/ha of tomato seed was recorded.
Key words: Tomato, yield, production, seeds, fertilizers.
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