Demonstration of Improved Teff Varieties at Selected Midland Districts of Guji Zone

Dembi Korji


The activity was conducted for two consecutive years, 2014 and 2015/16 at Adola Rede and Ana Sora district to evaluate the performance of improved tef varieties along with management practices under farmers’ circumstances, to raise farmers’ knowledge and skill on improved tef production and management practices. Peasant association were selected with respective agricultural offices based potentiality of the area in teff production. Training was given for farmers, Development Agents and experts on teff production and recommended packages of teff. 0.3kg of teff and DAP was used for the experiment. The two improved teff varieties demonstrated was Tseday and Boset against the local varieties. Participating farmers were capacitated through training, follow up, exchange visits and mini field days. The two improved Tef varieties (Tseday and Boset) delivered as demonstration showed good in yield and reaction to disease while the locally diffused varieties were lower in yield from time to time and affected by disease.  Farmers in the area should use Tseday and Boset variety in order to increase their teff production and enhance their livelihood.

Keywords: evaluate, adaptable, transferred, reaction, teff

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