Please enter verification code
Confirm
Identification of Major Crop Production Constraints and Technology Needs in H1 Agro-ecology of Alga PA in South Ari District of South Omo Zone
International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 75-79
Received: Apr. 7, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 26, 2017; Published: Oct. 24, 2017
Views 3306      Downloads 150
Authors
Misgana Mitiku, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Jinka Agricultural Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia
Mehari G/michael, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Jinka Agricultural Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia
Tamirat Gutema, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Jinka Agricultural Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia
Awoke Tadesse, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Jinka Agricultural Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia
Wondimu Adila, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Jinka Agricultural Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia
Wondewosen Shiferaw, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Jinka Agricultural Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia
Geremew Biramo, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Arba Minch Agricultural Research Center, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Article Tools
Follow on us
Abstract
The livelihood of over 93% of the people of Southern Nation Nationality and peoples Regional state of Ethiopia dependent on agriculture; however, agricultural system in the region is at subsistence level. Much effort has been put to produce or adapt agricultural technologies that would help to boost production and productivity but only few technologies adopt by the end users. Because, technologies might have not be driven from the real need of the end users. A top bottom approach that dominantly centered researchers/ professional attitudes has been fallowed. For the successful research and development, an agro-ecology based evaluation is crucial to know the specific farming system production practices and problems and technology needs of farmers and /or pastoralists. In this line, an assessment study was conducted in H1 agro-ecology of Alga PA in South Ari district of South Omo zone. The rain fall pattern is bimodal. Major crops grown in the area are Sorghum Maize, Common bean, finger millet, Cassava, Irish Potato, Sweet Potato, Taro, Banana, Coffee, and Peppers.
Keywords
Agricultural Problem Identification, Production Constraints, H1 Agro-ecology, Agricultural Technologies
To cite this article
Misgana Mitiku, Mehari G/michael, Tamirat Gutema, Awoke Tadesse, Wondimu Adila, Wondewosen Shiferaw, Geremew Biramo, Identification of Major Crop Production Constraints and Technology Needs in H1 Agro-ecology of Alga PA in South Ari District of South Omo Zone, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2017, pp. 75-79. doi: 10.11648/j.ogce.20170505.12
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
References
[1]
Alemu B (2015) The effect of land use land cover change on land degradation in the highlands of Ethiopia. J Env Earth Sci 5: 1–12.
[2]
Almekinders SJM, Elings A (2001). collaboration, crop improvement in perspective. Euphytica. 122: 425 -438. Doi: 10.1023/A: 10779687875.
[3]
Chamberlin J, Emily S (2011) Ethiopian agriculture: a dynamic geographic perspective. Development Strategy and Governance Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, Ethiopia Strategy Support Program II, Ethiopia.
[4]
Diwediga B, Wala K, Folega F, Dourma M, Woegan YA, Akpagana K, Le QB (2015) Biophysical and anthropogenous determinants of landscape Patterns and degradation of plant communities in Mo Hilly Basin (Togo). Ecol Eng 85: 132–143.
[5]
Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research website. (Accessed 4 February 2009).
[6]
Gebreselassie Y, Anemut F, Addisu S (2015) The effects of land use types, management practices and slope classes on selected soil physico-chemical properties in Zikre watershed, North-Western Ethiopia. Springer Open J Env Sys Res 4: 1–7.
[7]
IFDC (International Fertilizer Development Center) (2012) Ethiopian fertilizer assessment. IFDC in support of African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership.
[8]
Matous. P. Y. Tado (2013). Role of extension and ethno-religious network in acceptance of resource conserving agricultural resources among Ethiopian farmers, International journal of agricultural sustainability. 11 (4): 301-316.
[9]
The Federal Republic of Ethiopia: Selected Issues Series International Ministry Fund Country Report No. 08/259, pp. 5, 26.
[10]
UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) Ethiopia (2014) Quarterly economic brief: third quarter. http://www.et.undp.org/content/dam/ ethiopia/docs/Economic%20 Brief-%20Third%20Quarter-2014.pdf. 2014. Accessed 19 Nov 2016.
[11]
Yengoh GT (2012) Determinants of yield differences in small-scale food crop farming systems in Cameroon. Agric Food Secur 2012 (1): 19.
ADDRESS
Science Publishing Group
1 Rockefeller Plaza,
10th and 11th Floors,
New York, NY 10020
U.S.A.
Tel: (001)347-983-5186