Crop improvement, Abiotic Stresses, Biotic Stresses, Diversification, Feed and Fodder, Seed systems, Pests and diseases
Grain legumes, Groundnut
Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems
Eastern and Southern Africa, Ethiopia
Farmers’ perceived constraints to groundnut production, their variety choice and preferred traits in eastern Ethiopia: implications for drought-tolerance breeding
Groundnut production, Eastern Ethiopia, Drought-tolerant, High-yielding varieties, Groundnut cultivars, Agro-ecologies, Participatory rural appraisal, Poor soil fertility, Poor seed supply, Root rot and leaf spot, Early maturity, Good seed quality
Eastern & Southern Africa Program, Theme: Crop improvement and seed systems
Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an important food and cash crop globally. In Ethiopia, groundnut is commonly produced for food, cash income, and animal feed. The national mean yield is 1.796 tons/ha, and the total area under groundnut production is 80,841.57 ha (CSA 2018). The eastern region of Ethiopia is popular for groundnut production. Farmers & stakeholders perceived production constraints and prioritized traits are key drivers for developing new groundnut cultivars.