Project Details

Doubling Farmer Incomes through Grafted Vegetable Seedlings

Duration: 15/Jan/2018 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: Asia / India / Andhra Pradesh

Project contact: Dr G L Sawargaonkar (

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

CGIAR Research Program: GLDC

The main objectives of this project are: 1. To establish a hi-tech grafted seedlings nursery for solanaceous and cucurbitaceous vegetables through the Centre of Excellence facility at Kuppam. 2. To establish a cluster of 600 ha to grow grafted vegetable seedlings in the Rayalaseema region in three cropping seasons. 3. To provide technical support and guidance with documentation to the cluster farmers to increase productivity and 4. Build awareness and capacity: Train 1200 farmers in seedling grafting and conduct six farmer exposure visits-cum-field days.

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