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The productivity of maize in Ethiopia has remained lower than the world average because of several biotic and abiotic factors. Stemborers and poor soil fertility are among the main factors that contribute to this poor maize productivity. A novel cropping strategy, such as the use of push-pull technology, is one of the methods known to solve both ch...
This paper reports for the first time on farmers’ knowledge, perceptions and management practices of the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Ethiopia and Kenya. A survey of 343 smallholder maize farmers was conducted. Most farmers in Ethiopia and Kenya had knowledge about fall armyworm; they could identify it mainly during its larval stage. Fu...
In Ethiopia, despite the enormous wealth of genetic diversity the average national coffee yield remains low. This is largely attributed to the predominant use of traditional coffee varieties and husbandry practices. The Jimma Research Center (JRC) has released a total of 37 coffee varieties along with improved agronomic and processing techniques. H...