Research Article of American Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
Pre scaling up of bread wheat technology at Meket and wadla districts, North wollo zone
Negussie Siyum, Dessalegn Getu, Tewabe Mihret and Berhan Tegegne
Sirinka Agricultural Research Center P.O.BOX 74, Woldiya, Ethiopia
In Ethiopia where the livelihood of the people is highly dependent on agriculture improving the production and productivity of wheat will be one of the important agenda for the agricultural sector. The national average of wheat in the country, which is 14 Qt/ha, is 24%, is still below the average of South Africa yield and 48% below that of the world’s (FAO, 2004). Demonstration on farmers’ fields at Jama and Meket districts in 2014 cropping season showed that the improved variety sora had a better yield advantage over warkaye, Tossa and local with a better resistance to yellow rust. Having this pre scaling up of bread wheat variety sora with it full package had been started at Meket and wadla districts of north wollo zone, Amhara region. A total of 15 Qt seed had been provided for 25 farmers on 10 ha of land. Two clusters have been organized at the respective districts. 295 qt of seed had been produced and promoted for local seed system on established seed producer cooperatives. Farmers and development agents had invited to visit clustered farms through inviting on field days and experience had been shared. Thus further scaling up and out should be carried out on the study areas and similar agro ecological zones. Capacity building and continuous follow up should be done for the established cooperatives for sustaining seed production.
Keywords: Bread wheat, Sora, pre scaling up, wadla, Meket
How to cite this article:
Negussie Siyum, Dessalegn Getu, Tewabe Mihret and Berhan Tegegne. Pre scaling up of bread wheat technology at Meket and wadla districts, North wollo zone. American Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, 2018; 2:7. DOI:10.28933/ajbb-2018-02-2101
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